Le Sel de la semaine
Author of : ON THE ROAD (1957); DHARMA BUMS (1958); THE SUBTERRANEANS (1958)…amongst others...
In 1967, two years before his death, Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was invited to Montreal by Radio-Canada to tape this interview. Mr. Kerouac speaks of his childhood in Lowell (Massachusetts) and the reasons why he returned to live there after achieving fame. He also talks about his love of travel, his writing style and his definition of the « Beat Generation » and « Beatniks ».
Original French, English subtitles. Available on BETACAM SP or digital.
Reporter(s): Fernand Seguin
Producer: Gérard Chapdelaine
Length: 20 min.B/W
Available Rights: FRANCE TELEVISIONS DISTRIBUTION : Europe and French speaking Africa SOCIÉTÉ RADIO-CANADA : All other territories