Le Poisson-Scorpion de N. Bouvier

As the story of the transformation of travel into immobility Le Poisson-Scorpion is the tale of a defeat. Overcome by the physical exhaustion caused by two years on the road, Nicolas Bouvier finds himself in 1954 entrapped by the island of Ceylon and that he cannot really understand. The discovery of the Other is so important for the meaning of his travel changes into a subjective look where ghosts and evil creatures suddenly appear. In this book Bouvier questions the boundaries between reality and fiction and the established truths about travel narratives. We then witness a writing which searches a formulation that will cure the writer from the traces of an experience that haunted him throughout his life.