Le Poisson-Scorpion by Nicolas Bouvier is much more than a travel narrative. It is an autobiographical and fantastic tale that follows the physical and mental breakdown of a traveller reaching the end of his road. While writing Le Poisson-Scorpion in 1981, Nicolas Bouvier tried to find a meaning in an experience of immobility while on Ceylon Island in 1955. In the text we find the voices of many other authors as the book elaborates a dialogue with readers by forcing them to question a literary genre that he is renewing. But it is first of all a human experience, a process of “disappearance” where the writer is reminding us of the necessity to open ourselves to the Other and the world.