Great Books of the World – Part 5

“The two most important days in your life
are the day you are born and
the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

“Attraversiamo” (Cross Over) by Dario Marianelli (courtesy of Letizia1989):

 

“No one should place their dreams in the hands
of those who might destroy them.”
Paulo Coelho

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac:

 

Dreams are made to be followed, even if they end up as an illusion; one’s life is meant to be lived to the full. Some books are meant to be read, loved, inspire, and then re-read over and over again. Paulo Coelho’s book The Alchemist is such a book. His books have an enormous impact on people and have sold more than 140 million copies worldwide. They have been translated into 72 languages. Paulo Coelho has been awarded numerous prestigious awards, among them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France’s Legion d’Honneur. In 2002 he was introduced into the Brazilian Academy of Letters. One could ask what has made his books such an incredible success? It isn’t that obvious, but his writing is speaking directly to our souls and our hearts, reaching the hidden recesses we have forgotten about. He isn’t ashamed to talk about issues we would not raise in conversation, even with our friends.

“What is a personal calling?”, he asks, “It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend. However, we don’t all have the courage to confront our dreams. Why?”

Perhaps, the simplistic answer would be that life’s responsibilities prevent us from pursuing our dreams. By reading how the shepherd boy, Santiago was following his calling across the meadows of Andalusia, cities of North Africa, through the dunes of the Sahara desert, where he meets the Alchemist, to Egypt’s Pyramids, and finally finding what he was searching for on his doorstep, back in Andalusia, enchants and inspire us in equal measures. And that is when we start our own dreams.

“Santiago’s Dream” from “The Alchemist’s Symphony” by Walter Taieb, performed by Lucas Richman and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra:

 

An illustration of Andalusia from The Alchemist, where it all started and where it finished.

“Hable con ella” (Talk to Her) by Albert Iglesias (courtesy of Szemkeő András):

 

PAULO  COELHO

Courtesy of CBS Sunday Morning:

Paulo Coelho was born in Rio, Brazil on 24 August 1947. His father Pedro Queima Coelho de Souza, was an engineer, and his mother, Lygia, a housewife. In Portuguese, Coelho means rabbit. He attended a Jesuit school, where he discovered his passion for writing. When you are born a  writer, you have no choice, the need to write is overwhelming and you have to follow the hand that guides you. His parents had no understanding of his compulsion and thought that he was mentally ill. They committed him to a mental institution when he was seventeen twice, where he endured sessions of electroconvulsive ‘therapy’. When he started to work as a journalist, he was once more committed by his father to the mental hospital.

Rio de Janeiro

“À Chloris” (Arr. for Cello and Orchestra) by Reynaldo Hahn, performed by Sol Gabetta and Prague Philharmonic Orchestra:

 

This barbaric treatment could have broken a less resilient man but it made Paulo more adventurous and non-conformist, a traveller across Latin America. He was involved with a movement for free speech, imprisoned and tortured. He had a vision of a man, and two months later, while staying in Amsterdam, he met the man from his vision in a cafe. The stranger advised him to study the benign side of magic. He also suggested that Coelho walked the Road to Santiago, the medieval pilgrim route. After Coelho came back from the pilgrimage, he wrote his book about the experience and how it changes in an extraordinary way people’s lives, The Pilgrimage. As I saw two documentaries on the pilgrimage to Santiago, I was interested in Coelho’s views as it is a well-known fact that all the pilgrims are deeply affected by the experience.

“Santiago de Compostela” by Tyler Bates:

 

How might we find pilgrimage in the everyday? (courtesy of The On Being Project):

A year later, he wrote a different in every way book about dreams, The Alchemist. The first edition sold only nine hundred copies, and the small publisher he used, decided not to reprint it. Coelho found a bigger publisher, and in a short time, both The Pilgrimage and The Alchemist were on the bestseller list. And the rest is history.

So far, Coelho wrote several books: The Valkyries, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Eleven Minutes, and others. In 2002 The Alchemist was awarded the title of the most sold book in the Portuguese language by the Jornal de Letras de Portugal, the greatest literary authority in the Portuguese language. Another of Paulo Coelho’s books, Eleven Minutes was named as the world’s bestselling fiction title by USA TODAY, Publishing Trends.

Paulo Coelho in his own words on writing:

Paulo Coelho and his wife, Christina Oiticica

Paulo Coelho and his wife, Christina Oiticica, are the founders of the Paulo Coelho Institute, which provides support and opportunities for the underprivileged communities in Brazil.

To let you fully appreciate the uniqueness of The Alchemist, here are a few extracts:

“For nearly a year, he had been working incessantly, thinking only of putting aside enough money so that he could return to Spain with pride.

‘Never stop dreaming,’ the old king had said, ‘Follow the omens.'”

Courtesy of HarperOne:

Tangier

“The boy picked up Urim and Thummim, and, once again, had the strange sensation that the old king was nearby. He had worked hard for a year, and the omens were that it was time to go. I’m going to go back to doing just what I did before, the boy thought. Even though the sheep didn’t teach me to speak Arabic. But the sheep had taught him something even more important; that there was a language in the world that everyone understood, a language the boy had used throughout the time that he was trying to improve things at the shop. It was the language of enthusiasm, of things, accomplished with love and purpose, and as part of a search for something believed in and desired. Tangier was no longer a strange city, and he felt that, just as he conquered this place, he could conquer the world.

‘When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it,’ the old king had said. He waited patiently for the merchant to awaken and open the shop. Then the two went off to have some more tea.”

“‘I am leaving today’ said the boy. ‘I have the money I need to buy my sheep. And you have the money you need to go to Mecca.’

The old man said nothing. ‘Will you give me your blessing?’ asked the boy. ‘You have helped me.’ The man continued to prepare his tea, saying nothing. Then he turned to the boy.

‘I am proud of you,’ he said. ‘You brought a new feeling into my crystal shop. But you know that I’m not going to go to Mecca. Just as you know that you’re not going to buy your sheep.’

‘Who told you that?’ asked the boy startled.

‘Maktub*,’ said the old crystal merchant. And he gave the boy his blessing.

*It is written (by the hand of God).”

The Kaaba in Mecca

“Because it’s not love to be static like the desert, nor is it love to roam the world like the wind. And it is not love to see everything from a distance like you do. (the boy is addressing the Sun) Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World. When I first reached through to it, I thought that the Soul of the World was perfect. But later, I could see that it was like other aspects of creation, and had its own passions and wars. It is we who nourish the Soul of the World, and the world we live in will be either better or worse, depending on whether we become better or worse. And that’s where the power of love comes in. Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”

“In the silence, the boy understood that the desert, the wind, and the sun were also trying to understand the signs written by the hand, and were seeking to follow their paths, and to understand what had been written on a single emerald.  He saw that omens were scattered throughout the earth and in space, and that there was no reason or significance attached to their appearance; he could see that not the deserts, nor the winds, nor the sun, nor people knew why they had been created. But that the hand was a reason for all of this, and that only the hand could perform miracles, or transform the sea into a desert. Because only the hand understood that it was a larger design that had moved the universe to the point at which six days of creating had evolved into a Master Work.”

Below is a real photograph of unusual, but poignant cloud formation

“The boy reached through to the Soul of the World, and saw that it was a part of the Soul of God. And he saw that the Soul of God was his own soul. And that he, a boy, could perform miracles.”

“Desert Rose” by Sting and Cheb Mami (courtesy of Jack Nature Travel):

 

A sand storm in the desert – the Wind

The above extract is of great importance and significance; it combines and reaffirms the beliefs of all world religions: the existence of the world’s one and only Creator, and that the god lives in each and one of the souls that he created. And as such we are able, if we are passionate enough about things around us, to perform miracles. Although I have only several thousand people in 114 countries reading my blog and not billions, I am receiving from all parts of the world the same message as Coelho’s in The Alchemist.

This was the message, Rachel Carson wrote in Silent Spring, (the USA):

“As far as I am concerned, there is absolutely no conflict between a belief in evolution and belief in God as the creator. Believing as I do in evolution, I merely believe that is the method by which God created, and is still creating, life on earth.  And it is a method so marvellously conceived that to study it in detail is to increase – and certainly never to diminish  – one’s reverence and awe both for the Creator and the process.”

The same message came from India, written by Swami Vivekananda:

“I have understood this as the highest truth: God is present in every being. There is no other God besides that. He who serves all beings serves God indeed.”

From Japan, Myoshi posted:

“You have seen how the power of the spirit can work. It’s the beneficent will and enables you a clear glimpse into the plan and purpose that is behind all earthly life. As a result, you each become links in an infinite chain which ultimately must embrace the whole of humanity because these links are of the spirit and spiritually all mankind is one.”

From England, Joanna:

“I always believed that although in different parts of the world people pray in different places of worship, be it churches, temples, synagogues, mosques or shrines, and are using different names to call their god’s name, it is the same God, The Creator of the World, who lives in our souls and our hearts.”

Here, more thoughts from the Master, Paulo Coelho:

“But the caravan began to move, and it was impossible to hear what the Englishman was saying. The boy knew what he was about to describe, though the mysterious chain that links one thing to another, the same that had caused him to become a shepherd, that had caused his recurring dream, that had brought him to a city near Africa, to find a king, and to be robbed in order to meet a crystal merchant, and…

The closer one gets to realising his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being, thought the boy.”

The above picture is taken from the blog of Dr Raziq, arkbiodiv.com

“The caravan moved toward the east. It travelled during the morning, halted when the sun was at its strongest, and resumed late in the afternoon. The boy observed in silence the progress of the animals and people across the desert. Now everything was quite different from how it was that day they had set out: then, there had been confusion and shouting, the cries of children and the whinnying of animals, all mixed with the nervous orders of the guides and the merchants.

But in the desert, there was only the sound of the eternal wind, and of the hoofbeats of the animals. Even the guides spoke very little to one another.

“I’ve crossed these sands many times,” said one of the camel drivers one night. “But the desert is so huge, and the horizons so distant, that they make a person feel small, and as if he should remain silent.”

The boy understood intuitively what he meant, even without ever having set foot in the desert before. Whenever he saw the sea or a fire, he fell silent, impressed by their elemental force. I’ve learned things from the sheep, and I’ve learned things from crystal, he thought. I can learn something from the desert, too. It seems old and wise. But he was excited at his intuitive understanding of the camel driver’s comment: maybe he was also learning the universal language that deals with the past and the present of all people. “Hunches”, his mother used to call them. The boy was beginning to understand that intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything because it’s all written there.
“Maktub”, the boy said, remembering the crystal merchant.”

Excerpt from “Scheherezade, II. The Tale of the Kalendar Prince” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (courtesy of juancitoamericano):

In the Literary Series, I review books worth reading, and for this reason, I feel that I have to say something about Coelho’s other book, Eleven Minutes, as it is, after The Alchemist, his most read one. It deals with sexuality as an expression of God’s gift to us. The misguided, the prudish, and naturally asexual, might be wise to give it a miss.

My views echo Coelho’s, as if the Creator of the World didn’t want us to have a desire for each other, he would have created us without it. But then the human race would not exist after Adam and Eve. I will let the Master explain in his eloquent way.

“By accepting that sex is a physical manifestation of God, and that is not a sin – it is a blessing. And then by understanding that except for two things that I consider to be really sick – rape and paedophilia – you are free to be creative. It’s up to you, how you do this. Sex was always surrounded by taboos, and I don’t see it necessarily as a manifestation of evil. I think that sexuality is first and foremost the way that God chooses for us to be here on earth, to enjoy this energy of love in the physical plane. And by this understanding, and practicing, we are helping God.”

“Les Larmes de Jacqueline” (Jacqueline’s Tears) by Jacques Offenbach, performed by Werner Thomas and Münchener Kammerorchester:

 

And here, I leave you with the last word of the Master:

“As he was about to climb yet another dune, his heart whispered, ‘Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.'”

“Nocturne” from “Lady Caliph” by Ennio Morricone, performed by Yo-Yo Ma:

 

“The boy climbed the dune slowly. A full moon rose again in the starry sky: it had been a month since he had set forth from the oasis. The moonlight cast shadows through dunes, creating the appearance of a rolling sea; it reminded the boy of the day when that horse had reared in the desert, and he had come to know the alchemist. And the moon fell on the desert’s silence, and on a man’s journey in search of treasure. When he reached the top of the dune, his heart leapt. There, illuminated by the light of the moon and the brightness of the desert, stood the solemn and majestic Pyramids of Egypt.”


“The boy fell to his knees and wept. He thanked God for making him believe in his destiny, and for leading him to meet a king, a merchant, an Englishman, and an alchemist.”

“There is only one thing
that makes a dream
impossible
to achieve:
the fear of failure.”

Paulo Coelho

The inspiration for the The Alchemist’s Symphony (courtesy of Walter Taieb):

For those who have the time to enjoy, in full The Alchemist’s Symphony accompanied by text summary (courtesy of Walter Taieb):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 thoughts on “Great Books of the World – Part 5

  1. Fascinating. I’ve never heard of the man, just the book title. Worth reading.

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  2. A post so rich and detailed that it is a small masterpiece!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I love Paulo Coelho and I thank you for sharing your work, the result of a truly remarkable research and choice of materials.🙏🙏🙏

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  3. Great post ! I enjoyed. Diana

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  4. Thank you, Diana, for your kind comment. Greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

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  5. Thank you, Luisa, for your wonderful comment! I cannot think of anyone who would not love Paulo Coelho, because of the way he inspires his readers. Thank you again, Dear Luisa, greatly appreciated your words!

    Joanna

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  6. Thank you, Pat, for your honest but surprising comment as I would expect you to know everything about Paulo Coelho.

    Joanna

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  7. I read The Alchemist way back and I remember it had such an impact…so loved reading about Paulo Coelho in such depth. Another well-researched, great post by you!

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  8. Thank you, Ninu, for your kind comments. I am glad that you have remembered the impact it had on you after reading this extraordinary book. Thank you, greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

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  9. This is new territory for me again Joanna, but for such a deep subject, you’ve put it all together in your own inimitable way so that even I can understand what it’s all about. The author has obviously struck a chord with many people in this book, but although I haven’t read it, I think I’m somebody who looks at the world from a different perspective. I don’t really understand the scientists’ account of how humans came to exist, and I don’t really understand the religious beliefs surrounding it either. What I do understand though, is that for some people they have a belief to follow a dream to its ultimate conclusion, but for somebody like me, I believe the dream is much closer to home.

    To explain what I mean I’ll copy your format by including a couple of links. The first one represents following a dream, and the second one represents an example of overlooking what you already have.

    In other words, I don’t believe we need to understand the meaning of life in order to be able to cherish every single moment we breathe, and our destiny is often dictated to by fate anyway.

    Another fabulous post Joanna. Thank you 😊

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  10. You’re highly welcome 🙏🙏🙏
    … and you are a wonderful blogger

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  11. Thank you, Luisa!!

    Joanna

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  12. Thank you, Malc, for your complex but interesting comments! I will watch the recommended links, thank you. I agree that fate is the deciding factor.

    Joanna

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  13. What a lovely, interesting, and informative post Joanna. I really enjoyed this and had to go back and forth to piece it all together in my mind. What a fascinating man Paulo Coelho is. Is that you, wearing a hat, in the group photo on the pilgrimage to Santiago? Thank you so much once again!

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  14. Thank you, Peter, for your lovely comments! I was watching documentaries on the pilgrimage route and how people’s personalities are changing during their journey, so I am not in the picture.
    Paulo Coelho is indeed a fascinating man, and his book is reflecting it. I hope that you will be tempted to read The Alchemist!

    Joanna

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  15. Such a very thought-provoking piece. I have read about the pilgrimage and have a friend who did the walk a few years ago. I don’t entirely accept the notion that the Universe brings us what we passionately long for, but there is an awful lot going on all around us that we cannot comprehend and I have always kept an open mind. The music and videos here are just lovely. Thank you for all your hard work Joanna.

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  16. Thank you, Carolyn, for your wonderful comments. I wholly agree with you about not as yet understanding the many things in the world around us and the universe.
    My work is just a pleasure, when I read comments like yours!

    Joanna

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  17. Another masterful post. What better way to start the weekend! I’ve read a couple of Paulo Coelho’s books and have passed them on for others to be uplifted by them! (I have been reducing my book shelves gradually over the last few years, even saying goodbye to exceptional books like The Alchemist). Enjoy the remainder of the weekend. 🌹💖💝🙋‍♂️

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  18. Thank you, Ashley, for your kind comments! You would have a shock to see my 10,000 books plus lining the walls of my rooms, as you could see a fraction in The Great Books part 2, about Ernest Hemingway!

    Joanna

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  19. Sorry for exceptional delay in submitting my response as I was busy this evening somewhere else, though I was eagerly waiting for devour every word about Paulo Coelho. I start with the first quote by Mark Twain that reminds me of the Indian concept of dwij, that means twice born, whereby it’s believed that a person is first born physically, and at a later date for the second time spiritually when he attains wisdom.

    Similarly I always liked the quote by Paulo Coelho himself about fear of failure. Throughout my life, I have never forgotten this quote. I fully agree with you when you say that his writings speak directly to our souls and hearts.

    The story of shepherd boy Santiago’s journey to find treasure in the classic novel Alchemist is really fascinating that underlines the importance of dreams. APJ Abdul Kalam had stated, Dream is not that you see in sleep, dream is something that doesn’t let you sleep. The reference to Sahara and Egypt was added attraction for me.

    It’s really surprisingly to note that his love for writing landed him in a mental asylum. But Paulo Coelho’s courage and conviction took him to his desired place. His philanthropic side was also appreciable.

    The excerpts chosen by you are always representative of the book concerned. The part dealing with the religions and the single creator resonates well with me, as like Swami Vivekananda, Myoshi and you, Joanna, I too believe that God is one, different religions are just different ways to approach Him.

    The book like Eleven Minutes may have been treated controversial by some people, but whatever you have stated about it is more than correct. I also see pain, discovery and loneliness in this book.

    Thank you, Joanna for this incredible piece. There is much to write here about this great writer, but you have done full justification to him in this post of yours. Suffice it to say, ‘it’s excellent.’

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  20. Dear Kaushal,

    I will reply to your wonderful comment tomorrow morning as it is so late, but I greatly appreciate that you took the time and trouble to write today, thank you!

    Joanna

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  21. You’re always welcome!

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  22. Thank you Joanna for a lovely share, it was wonderful to read again, it’s so uplifting and inspiring.

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  23. Thank you, Kaushal, for your special and illuminating comments! What I love especially is that you always add something that is unknown but important to me, such as the Indian concept of dwij. I love the memorable quote from Abdul Kalam, you have provided. For me, his words resonate true because I understand the importance of dreams, of taking huge leaps of faith as described so vividly by Paulo Coelho. It allows his readers, including me, to live vicariously through the dreams and adventures of others. Although, the universe failed to help me to realize my dream,
    I fully appreciate Coelho’s uplifting sensation that his books provide.

    Joanna

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  24. Thank you, Henrietta, for your kind comments and appreciation!

    Joanna

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  25. Joanna, this is my favorite-ever post on your blog. I had put The Alchemist on my must-read list long ago due to your mentioning it, but it was not available in my library. Now I realize I must purchase it. I enjoyed all of the passages you shared, but my favorites are “intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life” and “Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.” I also loved Rachel Carson’s “Believing as I do in evolution, I merely believe that is the method by which God created.” Thank you for sharing your love of literature & philosophy, Joanna. 🌞

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  26. Thank you, dear Lisa, for your wonderful comments! I will treasure every word you have written, thank you!

    Joanna

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  27. This music, these stories, the history. Truly magnificent Joanna! loved it!
    💖

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  28. Joanna, this post is a wealth of information, music, and inspiration. I love all quotes by Paulo Coelho, and while I know of The Alchemist, I’ve never read it. But it will be the next book to read when I’m finished with my current one. And I plan to check out his other books, too. I enjoyed the video of him speaking about writing, too. ❤️

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  29. Thank you, Lauren, for your lovely comments! I am glad that you will read this inspirational book. Thank you again. Greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

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  30. Thank you, Cindy, for your kind comments! You made my day!

    Joanna

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  31. Indeed, Joanna! We didn’t have that many but in my study where I had 4 tall bookcases on one wall, I now only have 2 tall bookcases! Unless they are first editions nobody wants them so I donated mine to the Argory, a National Trust property not too far from home.

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  32. Good idea, Ashley!

    Joanna

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  33. You were right, Joanna – this was something I should have read on my birthday, but I’m also happy to be reading it today too. I’m a big Paolo Coelo fan and have a stack of books by him. The Alchemist is a book I have read more than once and perhaps I should read it again soon. Your biographies are, as many people tell you, interesting and informative. How do you choose which books and authors to concentrate on?
    I’m on a bench in York Museum Gardens as I type this. England are just about to kick off and so I must go.
    ‘Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That’s where I am, and that’s where your treasure is.’

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  34. Thank you for your agreement, Robert. The answer to your question is in the title: The Great Books of the World. As I studied Literature and have over 10,000 books in my library, I have some knowledge on the subject, and also, the guidance of the Nobel Prize to consider.

    Joanna

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  35. Ah yes, the Nobel Prize for Literature – of course. 😊
    I only have a couple of thousand books in my library – how poor am I! 😃 I quite fancy doing a PhD in Linguistics – do you have much experience?

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  36. You’re always welcome, Joanna! It’s always my pleasure to share what I know. As for dreams, I’m totally with you. That’s why I often talk about dreams.

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  37. Do you? Do you mean at the Open University?

    It is not about my experience but your ability.

    Joanna

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  38. I quite fancy doing a PhD at a bricks and mortar venue. I did my first degree at the OU, my post grad diploma in buildings then my Masters at the OU so I guess it’s back to buildings again next time. I fancy going outside the UK this time. And yeah, I’m able enough. 😃 I was just asking if you had done something like that yourself.

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  39. Although I use to be good at renovating my houses after buying a new one, I never learned to plaster, and just painted the walls. But I know a bit about bonded walls, which is what I have in my house now.

    Good luck!

    Joanna

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  40. Maybe something got lost in translation there. I was just asking if you had any experience in Linguistics. 😊
    On another note, I had a bubble tea for the first time today. It was… interesting. 😃

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  41. I think we better leave the subject as I don’t understand what you are saying. That is a bad sign but good luck in your endeavors whatever those are.

    Joanna

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  42. Joanna, what a well researched and fascinating post!

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  43. Thank you for your kind comments! Greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

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  44. Excellent post and wonderful video. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  45. Thank you for making me dive into his world. How could have I ever known about what went through in his making, that he was guided too in his own way. It was a tide like, immersive read. Dipping in and out feeling, thinking different ways and thoughts as this beautiful post made us sail with it. Thank you.

    It is your magic Joanna of weaving, putting into context and by all means uplifting by not just the author’s but your writing and inputs. The para comprising Swamiji and others was a sweet surprise. This post is special in its being. Thank you so much dear Joanna.

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  46. Thank you, Narayan, for your wonderful comments! It came as a surprise because I know that you were traveling and had other commitments. But better late than never. You are just in time for another interesting today’s post about the writer whose talent for wordsmith is unparallel. Please, don’t miss it. Going back to your praise of the writer I covered last week, his impact on the world will live on, and I remember that you were quoting his words in your writing a long time ago. I quote my Guru, Swamiji everywhere I can as I revere this man and his wisdom.
    Thank you again, very much appreciated.

    Joanna

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  47. Thank you, Priti, for your generous comments. Greatly appreciated.

    Joanna

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  48. My pleasure 🥰 stay happy.🌹❤️

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