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The Diving-bell and the Butterfly by Jean-dominique Bauby
  

The Diving-bell and the Butterfly

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When a book is ‘written’ by a paralysed man flickering one eyelid, it might seem that the fact of writing is more remarkable than the book itself. Not when that book is The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly.

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The Diving-bell and the Butterfly by Jean-dominique Bauby

On 8 December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke and slipped into a coma. This book records Bauby's lonely existence, and talks about the triumph of the human spirit, and the ability to invent a life for oneself in the most appalling of circumstances.

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‘Everyone in the country should own at least one copy.’ The Guardian

‘One of the great books of the century.’ Financial Times

About the Author

Jean-Dominique Bauby was born in France in 1952. He attended school in Paris. After working as a journalist for a number of years, Bauby became the editor-in-chief of Elle magazine in Paris in 1991.

On December 8, 1995 he had a stroke which left him with the condition known as locked-in syndrome. Bauby died on March 9, 1997. He was the father of two children, Theophile and Celeste.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Jean-dominique Bauby

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (b Format)
144 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: general
Coping with disability

ISBN

9780007139842

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