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A Travel In Chase of Dreams -The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Updated on August 19, 2020
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Priya Mohan is a Certified Human Resource Professional with 15+years in Performance Management, Total Rewards and People Management.

A Travel In Chase of Dreams -The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Often the name Magic Realism is associated with the Latin American writers for incorporating magical elements in the realistic platform though the genre is broadly on any art form which portrays fantastical events in a realistic settings. Even though The Alchemist by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho is considered as the classical example of the genre, I would like to consider those elements are of pantheism throughout as magic elements in this story symbolizes good fortunes that occur through luck during the chase of dreams. The reader cannot be convinced the presence of fantasy till the desert episode of Wind and Sun at the climax.

It’s a travel of a young intrepid Andalusian shepherd who travels all the way from South Spain to Egypt following his personal legend risking everything he has. On the journey he finds the way to communicate with the nature and its omens. It is a spiritual journey for Santiago in quest of life. Once he decides to go along with his personal legend, all the universal forces come to make him find the treasure for him and teach him all the skills and techniques required as personal power for this particular mission.

On a broader perspective, it is travelogue of the journey to destiny. All the more, it is highly noticeable that author’s own biographical elements are the thread to story and it became the best-selling Brazilian book ever and then an international best seller since its first publish in 1988.

As a matter of fact, the story is a motivational one meant for everybody and I would recommend this mainly for teenagers and the people who are suffering from mild depression during their 30’s to 40’s. You may keep this book in your library as it’s a worth companion whenever you feel demotivated.

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    • priyamohanmovies profile imageAUTHOR

      Priya Mohan 

      11 months ago from UAE

      Thank you for the feedback and glad to know that you enjoyed the book.

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      Literarycreature 

      11 months ago from Argentina

      I read this book some years ago. It is truly an inspiring story. Latin American writers are amazing!

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      Priya Mohan 

      11 months ago from UAE

      This is one of my personal favorite book !

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