gillpolack (gillpolack) wrote,

I just heard that Paul Haines has gone. It's not unexpected, but it's still devastating. I can't write an introduction to him, but I can link you to an introduction he did of himself. It is - of course it is - the only interview I've ever done where I had to consult with my editors about the language. I argued that Paul's use of language was part of who he was as a writer, and so this interview has words that do not normally grace the pages I frequent.

He was a fine writer and has left an astonishing legacy for such a short career. Our world is a much smaller place without him, without his courage and, yes, without his foul language.

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