The Diving Bell and The Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby

£8.99

Paperback

Fiction > Fiction in translation

ISBN: 9780008329747

Description

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.


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm