Paulo Coelho praises Iranian village for naming alleys as masterpieces of world literature

TEHRAN – Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author extraordinarily common amongst Persian readers, congratulated an Iranian village for naming its alleys after masterpieces of world literature.

The Rural Council of Rasulabad, a village with Kurdish inhabitants within the province of Hamedan, in western Iran, has chosen “The Alchemist” of Coelho, Gulistan and Bustan of the Persian poet Sadi, Shahnameh of the Persian poet Ferdowsi, ” The Little Prince “by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”, “100 years of solitude” by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez to call its alleys.

As well as, “” Quiet Flows the Don “by Russian author Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov and” The Inexperienced Mile “by American author Stephen King adorned the alleys of the village,” Coelho wrote in his Instagram put up on Tuesday.

“The initiative of e book readers and literature lovers has given the village of Rasoul Abad a singular standing and made it recognized within the area,” he famous.

The Tehran Instances printed a report on the initiative in Rasulabad on Monday.

The initiative was launched two years in the past by Qobad Yari, a member of the Rasulabad rural council, after seeing the villagers’ nice curiosity in studying, IRNA’s Persian service stated on Wednesday.

Subsequently, with the assist of various different rural officers, he determined to call 30 alleys within the village after the masterpieces of world literature.

The indicators of the alleys designed and produced by Hamed Saniei-Aram bear the titles of the masterpieces inscribed in Persian, English and Kurdish.

“The Witch of Portobello”, “The Zahir”, “Warrior’s Guide of Mild”, “Veronika Decides to Die”, “Aleph”, “Adultery”, “The Spy”, “Hippie”, “L ‘archer’ and several other different books by Coelho have been printed in Persian. At the very least three Persian translations of his “Alchemist” have been printed to date in Iran.

He visited Tehran and Shiraz, town in southern Iran that homes the mausoleums of the good Persian poet Sadi and Hafez, in 2000.

Photograph: An indication with the title “The Alchemist” by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho could be seen on a wall within the Iranian village of Rasulabad. (Paulo Coelho’s Instagram)

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