Jack Kerouac explains what "Beat" means – in French

I love this interview with Jack Kerouac, conducted in French, from a Canadian chat show. I was always surprised, whenever anybody asked Kerouac what the “Beat” generation meant, that nobody ever took into account the fact that he spoke French till he was 6 years old, remained fluent the rest of his life – and what “bite” means in French. Or maybe what “byt” means in Russian…


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