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Reflection and Memories of Life in Bauby's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
Review of Jean-Dominique Bauby's book, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
# 143296 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , English (Creative Writing)


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This paper reviews Jean-Dominique Bauby's book, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", which describes how the author's life changed forever when he suffered a stroke. According to the paper, as a result of the stroke he had developed locked-in syndrome. The only movement Bauby had was in his left eye and partial movement of his head. It took 200,000 blinks for him to write his memoir. The patience it took him and those around him to complete just one word of his memoir is nearly immeasurable.

From the Paper:

"Journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby is the author of the memoir 'Le scaphandre et le papillon' which was translated into English and titled 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.' The memoir describes the life of Bauby through reflection and memories of his life before he suffered a massive stroke that left him a quadriplegic (Bauby, 1997). Bauby life changed forever on December 8, 1995. After 20 days unconscious he woke but was unable to move. As a result of the stroke he had developed locked-in syndrome. The only movement Bauby had was in his left eye and..."

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Reflection and Memories of Life in Bauby's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2009, December 01) Retrieved December 03, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/reflection-and-memories-of-life-in-bauby-the-diving-bell-and-the-butterfly-143296/

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"Reflection and Memories of Life in Bauby's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"" 01 December 2009. Web. 03 December. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/reflection-and-memories-of-life-in-bauby-the-diving-bell-and-the-butterfly-143296/>

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