The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Franska
Antal sidor
144
Utgivningsdatum
2023-04-13
Upplaga
Collins Modern Classics edition
Förlag
Fourth Estate Ltd
Originalspråk
French
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 9 mm
Vikt
100 g
ISBN
9780008610036

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

Häftad,  Franska, 2023-04-13
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One of the most remarkable memoirs ever written. The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a remarkable book about his experiences locked inside his body. A masterpiece and a bestseller in France. 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 Baubys 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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The most remarkable memoir of our time. Cynthia Ozick Read this book and fall back in love with life. Edmund White A staggering piece of work. It represents an almost inconceivable act of generosity, the gift of the mind and the spirit for which writing was designed. A. L. Kennedy One of the great books of the century. Financial Times Everyone in the country should own at least one copy. Guardian We listen, because what he has to say goes to the core of what it means to be human. Robert McCrum, Observer The most extraordinary book of the year. Daily Telegraph

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Jean-Dominique Bauby was born in Paris in 1952. He was the editor-in-chief of French Elle. In 1996 he set up ALIS (Association du Locked-In Syndrome). He died on 9 March 1997.