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The Resource The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell

The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell

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The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Title
The pianist
Title remainder
the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
Szpilman relates the horrors of life inside the Warsaw Ghetto. But his book is distinguished by the dazzling clarity he brings to the banalities of ghetto life, especially the eerie normalcy of some social relations amid catastrophic upheaval. Several things distinguish this among Holocaust memoirs. Arbitrarily removed from the transport that took his family to certain death, Szpilman does not deny the "animal fear" that led him to seize this chance for escape, nor does he cheapen his emotions by belaboring them. Written immediately after the war, The Pianist is distant and cool in its emotional tone; we sense that the author has not yet processed his emotions. Yet the immediacy of his experiences is found on every page in the details of daily life in the ghetto and his months of hiding. Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist became a major motion picture starring Adrien Brody, who won a best actor Oscar for his performance. The Pianist also won the Cannes Film Festival{u2019}s most prestigious prize{u2014}the Palme d{u2019}Or
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.P63
LC item number
S94713 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell
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Publication
Control code
ocm41628199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780312244156
Lccn
99036033
System control number
41628199
Label
The pianist : the extraordinary true story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Wladyslaw Szpilman ; with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld ; foreword by Andrzej Szpilman ; epilogue by Wolf Biermann ; translated by Anthea Bell
Publication
Control code
ocm41628199
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
222 p.
Isbn
9780312244156
Lccn
99036033
System control number
41628199

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