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9780312311353 / 0312311354

The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

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Publisher:Picador, 2002

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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 Festivals most prestigious prizethe Palme dOr.

On September 23, 1939, Wladyslaw Szpilman played Chopins Nocturne in C-sharp minor live on the radio as shells exploded outsideso loudly that he couldnt 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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