9780307389251

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death

ISBN 10: 0307389251 / 0-307-38925-1
ISBN 13: 9780307389251
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Softcover
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"Bauby managed to write a book as moving as Job's and as expansive, in its way, as any composed by the wheelchaired, boundless Stephen Hawking....Bauby allows that his 'communication system disqualifies repartee,' but it does beautiful service to all sorts of physical and emotional description....in this strong, slim volume the author displays a writerly control equal to his honesty...There are scenes in Bauby's narrative...that one might be inclined to describe as unbearably sad, if 'unbearable,' thanks to this book, were not a word one will never again use quite so loosely."

Thomas Mallon, New York Times Book Review

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"Even if this book were not very good, its very existence would be an achievement. But 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,' the work that Mr. Bauby's brain produced in the few months before his death last year (two days after the book appeared in France), is not merely a triumph of willpower. Translated by Jeremy Leggatt, it is a wistful, poetic, ironic and whimsically affirmative testament by a man who refused to die in spirit even when inside a body that was literally withering away. Mr. Bauby's book belongs to what might be called the literature of extreme circumstance, like the book of Job, moving and powerful in inverse proportion to the tone of brave understatement that Mr. Bauby manages to maintain throughout. You will not soon forget this slender volume, this elegant epistle from within the depths of a cruel affliction."

Richard Berstein, New York Times

 

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