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The pianist : the extraordinary story of one man's survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945

Author: Władysław Szpilman; Wilm Hosenfeld
Publisher: London : Orion, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The powerful memoir of a young Jewish pianist who survived the war against all odds, alongside moving extracts from the diary of the German officer who saved his life.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Polish
Biography
Named Person: Władysław Szpilman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Władysław Szpilman; Wilm Hosenfeld
ISBN: 0753814056 9780753814055
OCLC Number: 59463310
Language Note: Translated from the Polish.
Notes: Film tie-in.
Originally published: 1999.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Śmierć miasta.
Responsibility: Władysław 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 powerful and bestselling memoir of a young Jewish pianist who survived the war in Warsaw against all odds. Made into a Bafta and Oscar-winning film.  Read more...

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