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• Author :_Wladyslaw Szpilman
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1466837624
• ISBN-13 :_9781466837621

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• 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. [...] by Publisher : 'Picador'



• Author :_Wladyslaw Szpilman
• Pages :_224 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1780222688
• ISBN-13 :_9781780222684

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• Description : The bestselling memoir of a Jewish pianist who survived the war in Warsaw against all odds. 'We are drawn in to share his surprise and then disbelief at the horrifying progress of events, all conveyed with an understated intimacy and dailiness that render them painfully close... riveting' OBSERVER 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. 'The images drawn are unusually sharp and clear... but its moral tone is even more striking: Szpilman refuses to make a hero or a demon out of anyone' LITERARY REVIEW [...] by Publisher : 'Hachette UK'



• Author :_Wladyslaw Szpilman, Wilm Hosenfeld
• Pages :_222 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780753814055
• ISBN-13 :_0753814056

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• Description : The story of a young Jewish pianist who survived the war in Warsaw against all odds, alongside extracts from the diary of the German officer who saved his life. [...] by Publisher : 'Weidenfeld and Nicholson'



• Author :_Ronald Harwood, Władysław Szpilman
• Pages :_204 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UVA:X006142177

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• Description : Summary: Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who was a brilliant pianist. He watched as his family was shipped off to Nazi labor camps. He managed to escape and lived for years in the ruins of Warsaw, hiding from the Nazis. [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_Bright Summaries,
• Pages :_24 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_2806280966
• ISBN-13 :_9782806280961

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• Description : Unlock the more straightforward side of The Pianist with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman, which details his tragic experiences a Jewish pianist in Warsaw during World War II, from the beginning of Poland’s Nazi occupation, through the difficult years of the Warsaw Ghetto and deportations, to his incredible survival outside. Heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and fascinating, Szpilman’s memoir has been adapted into a multi-award-winning film and translated into over 30 languages, bringing the late composer and performer global recognition. Find out everything you need to know about The Pianist in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you:• A complete plot summary• Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com?Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com! [...] by Publisher : 'BrightSummaries.com'



• Author :_Wladyslaw Szpilman, Andrzej Szpilman, Fernanda Pinto Rodrigues, Wilm Hosenfeld, Wolf Biermann
• Pages :_ sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9789722329453
• ISBN-13 :_9722329456

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• ISBN-13 :_OCLC:761292610

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• Description : Tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur Le Pianiste de Wladyslaw Szpilman! Retrouvez l'essentiel de l'uvre dans une fiche de lecture complète et détaillée, avec un résumé, une étude des personnages, des clés de lecture et des pistes de réflexion. Rédigée de manière claire et accessible, la fiche de lecture propose d'abord un résumé partie par partie du roman, puis s'intéresse aux personnages de Szpilman, de sa mère, de son père et de Wilm Hosenfeld. On aborde ensuite le genre de l'uvre - il s'agit à la fois d'une autobiographie partielle et d'un témoignage historique -, avant de commenter sa réception mitigée. Enfin, les pistes de réflexion, sous forme de questions, vous permettront d'aller plus loin dans votre étude. Une analyse littéraire de référence pour mieux lire et comprendre le livre! [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_Agata Tuszynska
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0307962393
• ISBN-13 :_9780307962393

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• Description : The extraordinary, controversial story of Vera Gran, beautiful, exotic prewar Polish singing star; legendary, sensual contralto, Dietrich-like in tone, favorite of the 1930s Warsaw nightclubs, celebrated before, and during, her year in the Warsaw Ghetto (spring 1941–summer 1942) . . . and her piano accompanist: W³adys³aw Szpilman, made famous by Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning film The Pianist, based on Szpilman’s memoir. Following the war, singer and accompanist, each of whom had lived the same harrowing story, were met with opposing fates: Szpilman was celebrated for his uncanny ability to survive against impossible odds, escaping from a Nazi transport loading site, smuggling in weapons to the Warsaw Ghetto for the Jewish resistance. Gran was accused of collaborating with the Nazis; denounced as a traitor, a “Gestapo whore,” reviled, imprisoned, ultimately exonerated yet afterward still shunned as a performer . . . in effect, sentenced to death without dying . . . until she was found by Agata Tuszyñska, acclaimed poet and biographer of, among others, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel laureate (“Her book has few equals”—The Times Literary Supplement). Tuszyñska, who won the trust of the once-glamorous former singer, then living in a basement in Paris—elderly, bitter, shut away from the world—encouraged Gran to tell her story, including her seemingly inexplicable decision to return to Warsaw to be reunited with her family after she had fled Hitler’s invading army, knowing she would have to live within the ghetto walls and, to survive, continue to perform at the popular Café Sztuka. At the heart of the book, Gran’s complex, fraught relationship with her accompanist, performing together month after month, for the many who came from within the ghetto and outside its walls to hear her sing. Using Vera Gran’s reflections and memories, as well as archives, letters, statements, and interviews with Warsaw Ghetto historians and survivors, Agata Tuszyñska has written an explosive, resonant portrait of lives lived inside a nightmare time, exploring the larger, more profound question of the nature of collaboration, of the price of survival, and of the long, treacherous shadow cast in its aftermath. [...] by Publisher : 'Knopf'



• Author :_Thomas Keneally
• Pages :_400 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1476750483
• ISBN-13 :_9781476750484

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• Description : The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'

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