For the entirety of his life Brian
remained a prolific writer, publishing a variety of works and it was important to him that he was able to foster in his students a passion for the English
language and its literature.
So he wrote:
„Writers who are not teachers rarely take the trouble to be clear. They have never seen the dead fish look in the eyes of a
bewildered class. If Browning, Ezra Pound and Virginia Woolf had been teachers, they would have thrown a lot of their work into the dustbin“.
(Aphorisms oft he Revolution)
As a teacher, all of his students will
remember Brian like a brilliant actor on stage, quick-witted and never short for an answer when he encouraged them with his famous quote:
„Questions are a sign of intelligence“
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