Wednesday, September 22, 2021

On The Road published in Breton!

Jack Kerouac is beaming in heaven as a new translation of On The Road has been published in the Breton language. After all, Jack claimed Breton ancestry and spent no small amount of time discussing it in Satori in Paris (see, e.g., Chapter 23).

I had occasion to help the translator, Kristian Braz, via e-mail, regarding the meaning of a few obscure terms. Jack used a lot of colloquialisms and neologisms, making translation a challenge. I'm glad to see the project come to fruition. You can purchase it HERE.

Congrats, Kristian!

1 comment:

robin andrea said...

That is such wonderful news! Yay! It's great that you could help with this project.