at the House of Literati
Paulo Coelho's opinions reviewed
Publish Date : Tuesday 11 January 2011 - 12:22
The secretary of the specialized session of 'Reviewing Paulo Coelho's opinions according to The Alchemist", which was held on Monday, said:" Nowadays those who rule the thoughts and form point of views as well as dreams own the world."
The session was attended by mysticism author and researcher Omid Hadayegh, the session's Secretary Ehsan Abbaslou and the author of "Secrets of The Alchemist"(What Coelho says?)" Meghdad Hakimi.
Ehsan Abbaslou kicked off the session with presenting Paulo Coelho's biography and talked about the cultural, social and family fields which created the noted author's character. He said:" Authoring "The Alchemist", Coelho has been hailed as an international figure of literature and mysticism. His book has been translated into more than 70 languages."
Emphasizing that The Alchemist was a beginning for Coelho's further successes he added that so far more than 100 million copies of his works have been sold in more than 150 countries which indicate his works' significance. Traveling to Iran Coelho said that he was inspired by Rumi a lot.
Coelho's works should be criticized since his works are warmly welcomed in Iran Abbaslou said and added that his works are not only literature but hints religious and mysticism instructions.
Moreover Omid Hadayegh, the editor of "Secrets of The Alchemist (What Coelho says?)" said:" The Alchemist could be assessed in two sections; its appearance and its comparative approach in national literature or even international literature as well as Brazil's literature."
The expansion of Coelho's works was concerning for developing the story of dark mysticism which is sealed in his works; the subject which appeared following the WWII and backed by the Zionists, Christianity and church.
Furthermore Meghdad Hakimi pointed out to Coelho's strong writing and said: "Emphasizing on drugs and magic he knows about all the religions as well as real and false mysticisms."
Hakimi said that a part of the book underestimates Muslim's beliefs. Coelho tries to impose his opinions via symbolic methods.
The Alchemist is an allegorical novel published in 1988. It has been hailed as a modern classic. The Alchemist was originally written in Portuguese and has since been translated into 67 languages, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. It has sold more than 65 million copies in more than 150 countries, becoming one of the best-selling books in history.
This book stresses the unity of nature and four elements namely air, fire, earth and water.