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release date: Jun 23, 1998
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book.

By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him.

Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

This book is a lasting testament to his life.
release date: Jan 01, 2007
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Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (French Edition)
On December 8 1995, Elle magazine editor-in-chief Bauby suffered a stroke and lapsed into a coma. He awoke 20 days later, mentally aware of his surroundings but physically paralyzed with the exception of some movement in his head and left eye. Bauby had Locked-in-Syndrome, a rare condition caused by stroke damage to the brain stem. Eye movements and blinking a code representing letters of the alphabet became his sole means of communication. It is also how he dictated this warm, sad, and extraordinary memoir. Bauby's thoughts on the illness, the hospital, family, friends, career, and life before and after the stroke appear with considerable humor and humanity. Actor Rene Auberjonois's narration adds to the poignancy of the story. Sadly, Bauby died of his condition in 1997
release date: Jan 05, 1998
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La escafandra y la mariposa
En 1995 un derrame cerebral sumió a Jean-Dominique Bauby en un coma profundo, del que despertó viente días más tarde con el cuerpo completamente paralizado pero con las facultades mentales intactas. Afectado de un síndrome de bloqueo interno sólo podía abrir el ojo izquierdo, su único medio de comunicación con el exterio era parpadeando. Giñaba una vez para asentir y dos para negar. Con su ojo retenía la atención del visitante en las letras del alfabeto que se le dictaban y componía palabras, frases, páginas enteras. Con su ojo escribió este libro.

Con una ironia sutilísima, Bauby, quien antes de sufrir el derrame había triunfado profesionalmente en la revista Elle, deja constancia de sus memorias y reflexiones en un breve libro de sobrecogedora dimensión humana.
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release date: Mar 01, 2008
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La Escafandra y la Mariposa: Un Sobrecogedor Testimonio Sobre Los Limites De La Naturaleza Humana  (Spanish Edition)
El 8 de diciembre de 1995, un grave accidente cardiovascular sumio a Jean-Dominique Bauby en un coma profundo, del que salio semanas despues con el cuerpo completamente paralizado pero con las facultades mentales intactas. Padecia el sindrome de cautiverio, una extrana dolencia que provoca una paralisis completa, un encierro en uno mismo, como dentro de una escafandra. Solo podia abrir el ojo izquierdo y su unica ventana al mundo era el parpadeo. Podia oir, comprender, recordar, pero no hablar. Tambien estaban intactas su imaginacion y su memoria: la mariposa. Con su ojo componia palabras, frases y paginas enteras. Primero memorizo y luego dicto todo el libro, letra por letra. De esa manera, Bauby dejo constancia de su existencia y de sus reflexiones en esta breve pero inmensa obra sobre los limites de la dimension humana, y a traves de la escritura prolongo su vida fuera de el, fuera de su cuerpo.
release date: May 12, 2020
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Bauby, Jean-Dominique (1997) Hardcover
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release date: May 12, 2020
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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby (1997-05-13)
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release date: May 07, 2002
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[(The Diving-bell and the Butterfly )] [Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby] [May-2002]
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release date: Jun 06, 2010
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release date: May 12, 2020
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Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon (French Edition) by Jean-Dominique Bauby (1999-01-24)
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