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Searching for Schindler
by Tom Keneally

ISBN: 9781741666151
PUBLISHER: Random House Australia
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.09.2008
DIMENSIONS: 231mmX156mmX25mm 445grams

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In 1980 Tom Keneally was in Beverley Hills returning from the Sorrento film festival where The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith had been showing. Looking for a new briefcase, Tom meets the Polish-Jewish Leopold Pfefferberg Page aka Poldek and his life for the next few years is taken over by this charismatic and driven man and the story he wants shared. The story is of course that of "the all-drinking, all-screwing, all black-marketeering Nazi. But to me he was Jesus Christ, Oskar Schindler". And Poldek shared with Tom the story of Schindler's Ark which went on to win the Booker Prize and ultimately to become the Oscar award-winning film Schindler's List. Schindler, the ruined Catholic hedonist, had something ambiguous about him that appealled to the ex-seminarian Tom Keneally who still struggled with his own Catholicism and his humanist view of the world. Searching for Schindler is very much Tom's journey, he reflects on his early days as a writer with quite a bit of success and how this book, the people he met, and the film it became, changed his life.

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