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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.
Translation of Le scaphandre et le papillon.
Originally published by Éditions Robert Laffont, Paris, in 1997.
"Vintage International."
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.

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