The glass pearls

Emeric Pressburger
Book - 2022

London, June 1965. Karl Braun arrives as a lodger in Pimlico: hatless, with a bow tie, greying hair, slight in build. His new neighbours are intrigued by this cultured German gentleman who works as a piano tuner; many are fellow émigrés, who assume that he, like them, came to England to flee Hitler. That summer, Braun courts a woman, attends classical concerts, dances the twist. But as the newspapers fill with reports of the hunt for Nazi war criminals, his nightmares worsen...A forgotten classic by the film-maker of Powell and Pressburger fame, The Glass Pearls (1966) is not only a thrilling feat of Hitchcockian noir but a haunting dissection of guilt, paranoia and moral ambiguity--book flap.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pressburger, Emeric, 1902-1988 (Author)
Other Authors: Quinn, Anthony, 1964- (writer of foreword.)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Faber & Faber Ltd, 2022.
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