The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Download or Read eBook The Diving Bell and the Butterfly PDF written by Jean-Dominique Bauby and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2008-03-06 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Book Synopsis The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by : Jean-Dominique Bauby

A triumphant memoir by the former editor-in-chief of French Elle that reveals an indomitable spirit and celebrates the liberating power of consciousness. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young children, 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.

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  • Publisher – Vintage
  • Total Pages – 146
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780307454836
  • ISBN-13 – 0307454835

The Butterfly Lampshade

Download or Read eBook The Butterfly Lampshade PDF written by Aimee Bender and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2020-07-28 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Butterfly Lampshade

Book Synopsis The Butterfly Lampshade by : Aimee Bender

The first novel in ten years from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake, a luminous, poignant tale of a mother, a daughter, mental illness, and the fluctuating barrier between the mind and the world On the night her single mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is staying with her babysitter, waiting to take the train to Los Angeles to go live with her aunt and uncle. There is a lovely lamp next to the couch on which she's sleeping, the shade adorned with butterflies. When she wakes, Francie spies a dead butterfly, exactly matching the ones on the lamp, floating in a glass of water. She drinks it before the babysitter can see. Twenty years later, Francie is compelled to make sense of that moment, and two other incidents -- her discovery of a desiccated beetle from a school paper, and a bouquet of dried roses from some curtains. Her recall is exact -- she is sure these things happened. But despite her certainty, she wrestles with the hold these memories maintain over her, and what they say about her own place in the world. As Francie conjures her past and reduces her engagement with the world to a bare minimum, she begins to question her relationship to reality. The scenes set in Francie's past glow with the intensity of childhood perception, how physical objects can take on an otherworldly power. The question for Francie is, What do these events signify? And does this power survive childhood? Told in the lush, lilting prose that led the San Francisco Chronicle to say Aimee Bender is "a writer who makes you grateful for the very existence of language," The Butterfly Lampshade is a heartfelt and heartbreaking examination of the sometimes overwhelming power of the material world, and a broken love between mother and child.

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  • Publisher – Anchor
  • Total Pages – 304
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780385534888
  • ISBN-13 – 0385534884

The Butterfly Tree

Download or Read eBook The Butterfly Tree PDF written by Robert E. Bell and published by Library of Alabama Classics. This book was released on 1991 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Butterfly Tree

Book Synopsis The Butterfly Tree by : Robert E. Bell

A love affair with a place--the legendary eastern shore of Mobile Bay "There are four buses that leave Mobile daily for Moss Bayou. No matter what time the trains get in from New Orleans or Birmingham, you still have to wait around half the day for one of theses buses if you want to get to Moss Bayou. And a good many people do, for Moss Bayou is a lovely, easygoing resort town, located as it where Magnolia River runs into the bay with worlds of giant live oaks and sandy roads that wind forever under the trailing Spanish moss." So begins Robert Bell's novel that is most of all about a love affair with a place--the legendary eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Published in 1959, the story centers on young Peter Abbott who is about to reach his 21st birthday while visiting the bay area. Peter is drawn into a search for the mythical Butterfly Tree, and finds fulfillment and an end to innocence. In his introduction, Thomas Rountree helps set the stage for a step back in time, and a slowing of pace, as we seek the timeless magic of a special locale that happens to be in Alabama, and in each of us.

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  • Publisher – Library of Alabama Classics
  • Total Pages – 270
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  • ISBN-10 – UOM:39015020701481
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The Butterfly House

Download or Read eBook The Butterfly House PDF written by Consultant in Community Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine Sarah Smith and published by Tate. This book was released on 2014-10-21 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Butterfly House

Book Synopsis The Butterfly House by : Consultant in Community Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine Sarah Smith

Lizzy and Jack take their new cat to visit their grandmother and her house full of butterflies.

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  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 1849762058
  • ISBN-13 – 9781849762052

Summary of Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Download or Read eBook Summary of Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly PDF written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-03T22:59:00Z with total page 30 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Summary of Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Book Synopsis Summary of Jean-Dominique Bauby's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by : Everest Media,

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The shock of the wheelchair was helpful. I gave up my grandiose plans, and the friends who had built a barrier of affection around me since my catastrophe began to talk freely. I began to discuss locked-in syndrome, which is very rare.

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  • Publisher – Everest Media LLC
  • Total Pages – 30
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781669384984
  • ISBN-13 – 1669384985