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Published by A.A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Periodical editors,
  • France

Subjects:

  • Bauby, Jean-Dominique, 1952- -- Health.,
  • Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- France -- Biography.,
  • Periodical editors -- France -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of Le scaphandre et le papillon.

StatementJean-Dominique Bauby ; translated from the French by Jeremy Leggatt.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC388.5 .B39513 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination131 p. ;
Number of Pages131
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL708873M
ISBN 100375401156
LC Control Number97071922
OCLC/WorldCa36896594

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The book begins with a prologue that details Bauby’s physical and mental state. He likens his physical state to being inside of a diving bell, while a butterfly symbolizes the intact agility of his mind. The book then launches into a series of vignettes, which cover a range of topics. The story behind The Diving Bell And The Butterfly is more striking than the book itself: Paralyzed by a stroke at French Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby dictated his slim memoir by Author: Tasha Robinson. `The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' is a short book with a lot of impact. This is a memoir written by Jean-Dominique Bauby and is formed of a series of anecdotes and experiences of his life before and after the stroke that left him afflicted by the condition known as Locked-in syndrome and only able to communicate via the blinking of one eye/5(). The symbolic butterfly of the title is the unfettered, sky-bound antithesis of the leaden diving gear. Bauby died days after his book was published in , but The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a testament to the power of the imagination to transcend the confines of illness.

About The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. In December , Jean-Dominique Bauby, the year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of “locked in syndrome.”Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. `The Diving Bell and the Butterfly' is a short book with a lot of impact. This is a memoir written by Jean-Dominique Bauby and is formed of a series of anecdotes and experiences of his life before and after the stroke that left him afflicted by the condition known as Locked-in syndrome and only able to communicate via the blinking of one s: Essays for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby. Personal Calamity, Perseverance and Wisdom: Jean-Dominique Bauby’s ‘The Diving. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Vintage International) by Jean-Dominique Bauby and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at