"There was something sad about him," said Walcott. "Something monstrously sad. I think he was probably the saddest man I have ever met, and even the word "sadness" seems inadequate; there was something broken in him, something completely devastated. I always got the impression that life was a burden to him, that he no longer knew how to make contact with any living thing. I think he held out as long as he could to finish his work, and I don't think any of us will ever know the effort he had to make in order to do so."
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