What the Poet has to Say to the Philosopher


What the Poet has to
Say to the Philosopher

Ce que le poète dit au philosophe

Yvon Inizan

FORMAT: 140 x 210
BINDING: Softcover
WORDS: 20 000 approx.
PRICE: 11 €
PUBLISHER: Editions Apogée

The Work

When her husband dies, Cassie Nolan returns home to Ireland, to Inis Mòr, in the windswept Aran Islands. It is the month of Samhain, the festival that marks the beginning and the end of the Celtic year, and announces the start of the Dark Time. As such, Samhain belongs neither to the year that is ending nor to the year that is beginning but is a timeless day when the living may meet the dead.

In the family home, she finds the diary of a young girl, Abby, who disappeared without trace forty years earlier at the same time of year. Cassie will not stop trying to find out what happened to this girl, an obsession that leads her to unearth a family secret that undermines everything she believes in.

The Author(s)

Yvon Inizan teaches philosophy in higher education
preparatory classes at Rennes in North-West France. In
2013 he brought out La Demande et le don, l’attestation
poétique chez
Yves Bonnefoy et Paul Ricoeur, published by
Presses Universitaires de Rennes (Rennes University
Press) and Philosophie (Gallimard).

Key Sales Points

– An in-depth reflection on the love-hate relationship between philosophy and poetry.
– A simple, concise format.
– Ideal reading for students of humanities, literature and philosophy.