Kocharian meets with prominent Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho

ArmenPress
Oct 6 2004

KOCHARIAN MEETS WITH PROMINENT BRAZILIAN WRITER PAULO COELHO

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 7, ARMENPRESS: Armenian president Robert
Kocharian and his spouse Bella Kocharian met today with prominent
Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho, who is recognized for his powerful
storytelling technique and the profound spiritual insights at a
Yerevan museum. Coelho is in Armenia at the invitation of Hamazgain
Cultural Foundation.
Kocharian was quoted by his press service as saying that Paulo
Coelho’s works erode the boundary between the reality and the
fantastic in the best traditions of Latin American literary heritage.
The president also said the Armenian translation of one of his most
acclaimed works, The Alchemist, has made it accessible to Armenian
readers.
The conversation between the president and the prominent writer
was about the role of culture and literature in upbringing of the new
generations. Robert Kocharian wished Paulo Coelho new creative
successes.

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