9780141194004

Inspirations Selections from Classic Literature

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    9780141194004

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    0141194006

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

From the author of "The Alchemist" comes a unique and edifying literary journey inspired by the four elements. Includes works by Oscar Wilde, Nelson Mandela, Rumi, and Hans Christian Andersen.

Author Biography

Paulo Coelho, one of the most widely read authors in the world, is the author of The Alchemist, among other books. He has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002 and was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2007.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Water
Subtle Realm
Unconsciousness
Mind
Dreams
Strategy
Logic
Possibilities
Passivity
Mobility
Introductionp. 3
The Ugly Ducklingp. 5
'The Prologue' from Tales from the Thousand and One Nightsp. 15
from The Princep. 23
from Through the Looking-Glass-'Looking-glass House'p. 43
from The Art of War - 'Forms and Dispositions'p. 53
Earth
Winter
Body
Decay
Womb
Mother
Receptive
Passive
Stagnation (Prison)
Roots
Introductionp. 61
Oscar Wilde: from De Profundisp. 63
from Dracula -'Dr Seward's Diary'p. 76
from Eichmann and the Holocaustp. 81
from Selected Poems - 'He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Song of Wandering Aengus'p. 90
from Lady Chatterley's Loverp. 92
Air
Breath
Life
Communication
Action
Instability
Agitation (not action)
Introductionp. 107
from No Easy Walk to Freedom - 'Black Man in a White Man's Court'p. 109
from One Hundred Years of Solitudep. 117
from The Strange Case of Full Statement of the Case'p. 125
from Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 132
from Fictions - 'The Library of Babel'p. 141
Fire
Spirit
Light
Heat
Darkness (Smoke) Hymn
Hell
Motion: Root of all change
Introductionp. 153
From the Rig Veda - 'Hymns to Agni, God of the Sacrifice'p. 156
From The Desert Fathers - Sayings of the Early Christian Monks - 'Visions'p. 167
From the Bhagavad Gitap. 181
From the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 192
from Venus in Fursp. 194
from The Prophetp. 199
from Spiritual Versesp. 202
from Selected Poems - 'Brahma, Visnu, Siva'p. 223
from Frankensteinp. 227
Acknowledgementsp. 237
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