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The diving bell and the butterfly : a memoir of life in death / Jean-Dominique Bauby ; translated from the French by Jeremy Leggatt.

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  • ISBN: 0375701214 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780375701214 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 131 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998, c1997.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translation of Le scaphandre et le papillon.
Originally published by Éditions Robert Laffont, Paris, in 1997.
"Vintage International."
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The wheelchair -- Prayer -- Bathtime -- The alphabet -- The empress -- Cinecittà -- Tourists -- The sausage -- Guardian Angel -- The photo -- Yet another coincidence -- The dream -- Voice offstage -- My lucky day -- Our very own Madonna -- Through a glass, darkly -- Paris -- The vegetable -- Outing -- Twenty to one -- The duck hunt -- Sunday -- The ladies of Hong Kong -- The message -- At the wax museum -- The mythmaker -- "A day in the life" -- Season of renewal.
Summary, etc.:
The author, former editor of French Elle magazine, describes the rare stroke to the brain stem that left his mind intact in a nearly totally paralyzed body.
Subject: Bauby, Jean-Dominique, 1952-1997 > Health.
Cerebrovascular disease > Patients > France > Biography.
Periodical editors > France > Biography.

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