Santiago strives to accomplish the Abraham Harold Maslow theory -Hierarchy of Needs in the novel The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author, born in Rio de Janiero in 1947 is one of the world’s top five bestselling authors, says Newsweek International. He is the recipient of illustrious international awards, amid them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum. Coelho novels echo the soul of ordinary people who put themselves in exceptional situations to nurture their inner selves, using unpretentious, unadorned prose. ?I try to be direct without being shallow,? he says1.The Alchemist is one of the biggest influential literacy phenomena of 20th century, published in 1988, translated in 67 different languages, sold more than 100 million copies, winning the Guinness World Record2 for the most translated book by the living author.
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