Hippie

By (author)Paulo Coelho

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In-Hippie,-his-most-autobiographical-novel-to-date,-Paulo-Coelho-takes-us-back-in-time-to-re-live-the-dream-of-a-generation-that-longed-for-peace-and-dared-to-challenge-the-established-social-order-–-authoritarian-politics,-conservative-modes-of-behavior,-excessive-consumerism,-and-an-unbalanced-concentration-of-wealth-and-power.

 

In-Hippie,-his-most-autobiographical-novel-to-date,-Paulo-Coelho-takes-us-back-in-time-to-re-live-the-dream-of-a-generation-that-longed-for-peace-and-dared-to-challenge-the-established-social-order-–-authoritarian-politics,-conservative-modes-of-behavior,-excessive-consumerism,-and-an-unbalanced-concentration-of-wealth-and-power.

Following-the-“three-days-of-peace-and-music”-at-Woodstock,-the-1969-gathering-in-Bethel,-NY-that-would-change-the-world-forever,-hippie-paradises-began-to-emerge-all-around-the-world.-In-the-Dam-Square-in-Amsterdam,-long-haired-young-people-wearing-vibrant-clothes-and-burning-incense-could-be-found-meditating,-playing-music-and-discussing-sexual-liberation,-the-expansion-of-consciousness-and-the-search-for-an-inner-truth.-They-were-a-generation-refusing-to-live-the-robotic-and-unquestioning-life-that-their-parents-had-known.

At-this-time,-Paulo-is-a-young,-skinny-Brazilian-with-a-goatee-and-long,-flowing-hair-who-wants-to-become-a-writer.-He-sets-off-on-a-journey-in-search-of-freedom-and-a-deeper-meaning-for-his-life:-first,-with-a-girlfriend,-on-the-famous-“Death-Train-to-Bolivia,”-then-on-to-Peru-and-later-hitchhiking-through-Chile-and-Argentina.

His-travels-take-him-further,-to-the-famous-square-in-Amsterdam,-where-Paulo-meets-Karla,-a-Dutch-woman-also-in-her-20s.-She-convinces-Paulo-to-join-her-on-a-trip-to-Nepal,-aboard-the-Magic-Bus-that-travels-across-Europe-and-Central-Asia-to-Kathmandu.-They-embark-on-a-journey-in-the-company-of-fascinating-fellow-travelers,-each-of-whom-has-a-story-to-tell,-and-each-of-whom-will-undergo-a-transformation,-changing-their-priorities-and-values,-along-the-way.-As-they-travel-together,-Paulo-and-Karla-explore-their-own-relationship,-an-awakening-on-every-level-that-brings-each-of-them-to-a-choice-and-a-decision-that-sets-the-course-for-their-lives-thereafter.

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