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Once Minutos: The History of the World's Largest Democracy (Paperback)

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Description


Una novela cautivadora y audaz del autor de El Alquimista, bestseller con m&aaucute;s de un millÓn de ejemplares vendidos. En este nuevo relato, el novelista explora con gran sensibilidad la naturaleza sagrada del sexo y del amor y nos invita a enfrentar nuestros propios prejuicios y demonios.

Once Minutos relata la historia de MarÍa, una joven proveniente de una villa brasileÑa, cuyos primeros roces inocentes con el amor le dejan con el corazÓn destrozado. A su tierna edad, se convence de que jamÁs hallarÁ el amor verdadero; al contrario, considera que "El amor es algo horrible que produce sufrimiento." Un encuentro casual en RÍo la lleva a Ginebra, donde sueÑa con conseguir fama y fortuna. Sin embargo, termina trabajando de prostituta.

En Ginebra, la opiniÓn desesperanzada que MarÍa tiene del amor, se pone a prueba al conocer a un apuesto joven pintor. En esta odisea de descubrimiento personal, MarÍa debe elegir entre recorrer el camino de la oscuridad, el del sexo por el sexo mismo, o arriesgarlo todo para descubrir su propia "luz interior" y las posibilidad del sexo sagrado, es decir, del sexo dentro del contexto del amor.

About the Author


The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raul Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career. In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time. Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014). He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist). The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

Praise For…


“A rare combination of craftsmanship, imagination and inspiration.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060591830
ISBN-10: 0060591838
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: September 16th, 2003
Pages: 272
Language: Spanish