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The Diving -Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Diving -Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

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One of the most remarkable memoirs ever written.

One of the ten books – novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography – that make up our Matchbook Classics’ series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.

In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French Elle and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless. But his mind remained as active and alert as it had ever been.

Using his only functioning muscle – his left eyelid – he was determined to tell his remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it out letter by letter.

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly records Bauby’s lonely existence but also the ability to invent a life for oneself in the most appalling of circumstances. It one of the most extraordinary books about the triumph of the human spirit ever written.

REVIEWS

“The book's tone, in Jeremy Leggatt's translation, is dominated by a sweet, even humorous, lyricism.” The New York Times

“The real poignancy of these pieces is their ordinariness, [and their] moments of extraordinary sadness and beauty." Publisher’s Weekly

PRODUCT DETAILS
Paperback with flaps
Publisher: 4th Estate Matchbook Classics
ISBN:  978-0008329747
Pages: 144