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La Bruja de Portobello (Paperback)

By Paulo Coelho, Ana Belen Costas (Translator)
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La Bruja de Portobello relata la vida de Athena mediante la gente que la conocia bien o que no la conocia nada. Entre ellos, su madre adoptiva, un periodista, una sacerdotisa, un historiador y una actriz. Cada persona ilustra un aspecto diferente del caracter de Athena, describiendo lo que vieron y experimentaron y tambien compartiendo sus propias impresiones, creencias e inquietudes.

Edda, sacerdotisa: "El gran problema de Athena era ser una mujer del siglo XXII, viviendo en el siglo XXI, permitiendo que todos lo viesen. Pago un precio? Sin duda. Pero habria pagado un precio mucho mas alto si hubiera reprimido su exuberancia."

Andrea McCain, actriz: "No me sorprende que su vida terminara de esa manera: vivia flirteando con el peligro . . . Athena era consciente de su carisma, e hizo sufrir a todos los que la amaron. Incluso a mi."

Heron Ryan, periodista: "Las personas crean una realidad y despues se vuelven victimas de ella. Athena se revelo contra eso y pago un precio alto.

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061632730
ISBN-10: 0061632732
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: February 5th, 2008
Pages: 250
Language: Spanish