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Home Paulo Coelho The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. According to the writer Jorge Luis Borges, the idea of the Zahir comes from Islamic tradition and is thought to have arisen at some point in the eighteenth century. Zahir, in Arabic, means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed.

Home Paulo Coelho The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. The zahir a novel of ob. .The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25. PAULO COELHO. It is someone or something which, once we have come into contact with them or it, gradually occupies our every thought, until we can think of nothing else. This can be considered either a state of holiness or of madness.

This was my first Paulo Coelho book. It is not often that I am left at a loss for what to say about a book. The Zahir has that quality that it impacts your soul without being able to describe the method. I am honestly not sure whether the boring, stilted dialogue in this book was intentional, a flaw of the translation, or simply writer's error. Coelho speaks of love, the freedom of love, commitment, relationships and obsession. In this way it is like many of his other works. Yet, the Zahir is different. Not all love stories are the same.

The Zahir is a 2005 novel by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. As in an earlier book, The Alchemist, The Zahir is about a pilgrimage. The book touches on themes of love, loss and obsession. The book was first published in Iran, in Persian translation, by Caravan publishing.

PAULO COELHO The Zahir. A novel of obsession. Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who turn to you. Amen. Born in Brazil, PAULO COELHO is one of the most beloved writers of our time, renowned for his international bestseller The Alchemist. He is also the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, among them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum, France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, and Germany’s Bambi 2001 Award.

The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession. The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled?

Paulo Coelho’s life may well be itself worthy of a homely book. Paulo Coelho tells the story of a Spanish shepherd who creates his own personal legend through his Andalusian travels in Egypt.

Paulo Coelho’s life may well be itself worthy of a homely book. During his adolescence he was committed to a psychiatric hospital by his own parents, who believed that his rebellious attitude was a sign of madness; it was under such parental guidance that he was subjected to the horrors of electroshock therapy. In his twenties, Coelho dropped out of law school to travel around South America; he later became a journalist. The story propounds the philosophy that people only discover themselves when they understand how to listen.

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks

More about Paulo Coelho and The Zahir. Zahir, in Arabic, means visible, present, incapable of going unnoticed

More about Paulo Coelho and The Zahir. A Conversation with Paulo Coelho. Author Biography: Paulo Coelho. Like the Flowing River. Also by Paulo Coelho. Faubourg Saint-Pères, Encyclopaedia of the Fantastic (1953).

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. The narrator of The Zahir is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Zahir: A Novel of Obsession" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled?

O Zahir The Zahir, Paulo Coelho The Zahir is a 2005 novel by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho.

O Zahir The Zahir, Paulo Coelho The Zahir is a 2005 novel by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. Just as in an earlier book, The Alchemist, The Zahir is about a pilgrimage. The Zahir means 'the obvious' or 'conspicuous' in Arabic

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theater director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. 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.
  • Kieel
As with all of Paulo's books, the Alchemist was a tough act to follow, but with that said I thought this was one of his better books. I find it wonderful the way he typically weaves his own life's lessons into a "fictional" story line (Of course only he knows how much is fiction and how much was real). The underlying theme of this book is "Relationship rescue", and I would recommend it to anyone who is experiencing relationship challenges. He places this story in the nightlife scene of present day Paris, and has woven in some very interesting characters from the former Soviet block countries. As always, his story captivated my interests - and once I get into it - it was hard to put down. An interesting coincidence is that I started reading his books (starting with The Pilgrimage) just prior to beginning my 500 mile hike on the El Camino de Santiago in Spain - and this one was the last one I read as I was completing that journey.
  • Hanelynai
I read this book on a recommendation from a friend of mine and am certainly glad to have done so. Though I had never read any of Coelho's works before, with The Alchemist being his most popular title, this was just as good a title to start with. His writing is meaningful yet somewhat simplistic. You grow to understand and love the two main characters who have reunited after about 10 years apart and come to a realization of what draws them together and what they both learn from one another. My main complaint was the style of writing in that it left me yearning for a bit more depth and sophistication. But overall a wonderful, eyeopening read. One that reminds you live fully and not be afraid of love.
  • Groll
I am a huge fan of Coelho, but this novel is not one of my favorites. I guess I'm used to protagonists who are on a search for a reason to live. This protagonist seems to not be able to accept that his wife left him, mainly because he wasn't true to himself. He wasn't happy with his life as an author & his wife did not want to "settle down" into a life with him.
She had more of the world to explore & seems to want some spiritual enlightenment. It seems he only wanted his wife when she no longer wanted him as he had an affair & kept seeing that woman after his wife left.
The man seems shallow. His wife seems like someone who wants to spend her life learning about LIFE & LOVE!
  • romrom
An inspiring read even for those who are not Catholic. I say this because there is a lot of Catholicism in this book, but it is written not necessarily in support or non-support of Catholicism, but more about the feminine side of God, spirituality, the Virgin Mary, higher force, whatever name you want to put to the softer side of spirituality. The real delight of this book is its viewpoint of love- Love is always a good thing. I found myself agreeing with this sentiment the more I read the book. My favorite part was where the main character reasons that if one is going to fall in love, one may as well fall far because if there is going to be pain, it doesn't matter whether one falls from the third floor or the tenth floor, it hurts the same. This book is written as a love story but is an intelligent read, not a sappy romance.
  • MisTereO
Two childhood friends go on a journey together from Spain to the surrounding communities of the Pyrenees mountains. On their journey Pilar and her friend discuss the meaning of love, forgiveness and how to lead an adventurous life by taking risks to fulfill a dream. There is also the Pere who seems to become a mediator or advocate, a friend, between the man and woman. First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, BY THE RIVER PIEDRA I SAT DOWN AND WEPT by PAULHO COELHO. I've had good conversation whether confrontational or peaceable while reading through the pages. Whatever the tone of the moment ideas flowed like good wine pass the three people to me. The transition to another world of spirituality and beauty made me see that moments in my life can be full of meaning.

I began the novelthinking one way, then, all of a sudden there was a switch in my mind. At first the male companion seemed to be the one capable and willing to teach Pilar the way to a spiritual life. I thought Pilar seemed more romantic. You know woman want romance. Man wants to pontificate about his great deeds. It is only after her male companion comes back from a time of solitude in the mountains do I see he is the one who will be changed by the woman's thoughts about forgiveness and what dream to follow in life. Oddly, when he comes from the mountaintop and meets the woman he grabs her and gives her a deep and intimate kiss. The kiss seems to say 'I want your body.' He is now willing to give up his life of spiritual growth in order to build a home with a white picket fence and do all that he thinks this woman, most women want for their lives. Here is the twisted dance. Pilar doesn't want any of the above. She wants to talk about spirituality.She wants to give her life away in service to other people. This is the walk, the journey she wants to share with her companion. I suppose both are striving to sacrifice themselves for one another in different ways.

In order that Pilar's strong spirituality is not overlooked. Paulo Coelho mentions Saint Teresa of Avila along with Bernadette of Lourdes and Of course, the Virgin Mother who understands our suffering because she experiences the death of Her Son. Broadening his points the author includes Psalm 137. I still have parts of the Psalm rushing through my head like fresh water. I will feel neglectful not to add the Psalm to the end of my book review. Most of the journey is through the French countryside. I feel the flavor of their journey will seem more lasting and real if I leave the Psalm here in the French language. Of course I can only read it in the English.


Psalm 137
English Standard Version (ESV)
How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song?
137 By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows[a] there
we hung up our lyres.
3 For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
"Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
4 How shall we sing the Lord's song
in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites
the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, "Lay it bare, lay it bare,
down to its foundations!"
8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,
blessed shall he be who repays you
with what you have done to us!
9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
and dashes them against the rock!biblegateway
  • Dellevar
I’m making a journey through the works of Paulo Coelho. It started with a review for a book I wrote saying my story defied Coelho’s Eleven Minutes. I’m reading his books in no particular order. He is feeding my soul and is a part of my journey, my return to love.