The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman (Movie Cover)
  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman (Movie Cover)

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman (Movie Cover)

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Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times, The Pianist is made to 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.

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NOTE: Image for reference only. Actual copy has the MOVIE COVER.

Format: Trade paperback

Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf and aging wear

Size: 5.25"x8.0"

Pages: 112pp, 1990 edition

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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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