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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2000
September 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Picador
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

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Amazing

Amazing story of a man saved by God.

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The Pianist

I liked how the author just got started right off the bat in the beginning. At the same time, it took me a while to get interested in the book. The word choices that he used made the book hard to understand. Overall, the plot and the overall effect of the story was amazing.

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