From the author of The Alchemist, a unique and edifying literary journey inspired by the four elements.
One of the world’s best-loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho has brought joy and wisdom to millions. In Inspirations, his arrangement of his personal favorite literary classics is as selective as a bouquet of flowers, a gift to his readers. This compendium of works will becomes a perennial gift and perfect companion to Coelho’s own bestselling classic, The Alchemist.
Coelho’s inspiration draws from each work’ affinity to the four elements. Earth includes Oscar Wilde and D.H. Lawrence Air includes Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fire includes Rumi and Mary Shelley Water includes Hans Christian Andersen and Niccolo Machiavelli
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Peter MacMillan was born in Ireland and has lived in Japan for more than twenty years. He has been a visiting researcher at the universities of Princeton, Columbia and Oxford, and is currently a translator, poet and print-maker. He has translated Tales of Ise and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each for Penguin Classics.
Published by Penguin Books Oct 26, 2010| 256 Pages| ISBN 9780141194004