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The pianist: the extraordinary story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-45

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Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times , The Pianist is now a major motion picture directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody ( Son of Sam ). The Pianist won the Cannes Film Festival's most prestigious prize--the Palme d'Or. On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopin's Nocturne in C-sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outside--so loudly that he couldn't hear his piano. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air. Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding. In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin Nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a stunning testament to human endurance and the redemptive power of fellow feeling.
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Grouping Title pianist the extraordinary story of one mans survival in warsaw 1939 45
Grouping Author szpilman władysław
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auth_author2 Hosenfeld, Wilm.
author Szpilman, Władysław.
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record_details ils:a160740|Book|Books||English|Picador USA,|1999.|222 p. : 22 cm.
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subject_facet Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Personal narratives, Jewish musicians -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Biography, Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Biography, Szpilman, Władysław, Warsaw (Poland) -- Biography
title_display The pianist : the extraordinary story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
title_full The pianist : the extraordinary story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-45 / Władysław Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell
title_short The pianist :
title_sub the extraordinary story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-45
topic_facet Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Jewish musicians, Jews, Szpilman, Władysław