Paulo Coelho, the author of "The Alchemist", reached his 75th birthday on Wednesday, August 24, as the most influential Brazilian alive today and one of the most widely read writers on the planet.
Loved by millions and hated by specialized critics, who consider that his massive success does not determine the quality of his work, the writer is, above all, a sales phenomenon.
His famous enigmatic metaphors with reflections on the meaning of life . . .