The diving-bell and the butterfly

The diving-bell and the butterfly

by Jean-Dominique Bauby
4th April, 2019

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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.

Bauby Jean-Dominique Bauby was born in Paris in 1952. In 1996 he set up ALIS (Association du Locked-In Syndrome). Bauby died on 9 March 1997. He leaves a wife and two children.

Details & Specs

Series: 4th Estate matchbook classics

Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby

Publisher: 4th Estate

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008329747

Publication Date: 4th April, 2019

Pages: 139

Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

Availability: Not available replaced by new product

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