How long is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly book?

Is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a true story?

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (original French title: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) is a memoir by journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby. It describes his life before and after a massive stroke left him with locked-in syndrome.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Author Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN 978-0-375-40115-2

Why is it called Diving Bell and Butterfly?

With the help of a specialised nurse, Claude Mendibil, he was able to write his book – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. … The book’s title refers to the immobility of his body by comparing it to old-fashioned heavy diving headgear, inside which he describes his mind fluttering as delicately as a butterfly.

What is the bell in diving?

Diving bell, small diving apparatus that is used to transport divers between the seafloor or lower depths and the surface. Early bells consisted of a container open only at the bottom, usually provided with a source of compressed air.

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