Catalan Beat writer

I know it’s stupid, but when Catalan writers refer to the “el Beat Ramon Llull”, I always think of Mr Llull as a saintly motorcyclist rather than an almost saintly (beat = “blessed”) medieval scholar. (Llull is notorious for having bought a Moor in order to learn Arabic and then worked him so hard that the poor man in desperation tried to kill his master and committed suicide when frustrated. God knows what else they got up to during their 9 years together.)

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