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a person who has taught himself

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Naylor's coverage of the labour socialists' autodidact culture is surprisingly and unnecessarily thin.
Burns's own exploitation of the myth of the peasant genius was a complex piece of self-presentation which, among other things, facilitated deferential relations with his social superiors, and established the image of the autodidact poet as crude and unrefined.
The database reflects and extends Jonathan Rose's influential study, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (1998), which comprehensively analyses the descriptions of reading contained in the autobiographies of working-class autodidacts of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The authors discussed range from autodidacts and eccentric aficionados to those building on an academic encounter with Baroque literature.
poets and radical autodidacts, Samuel Bamford and Benjamin Brierley,
Likewise, critics of the middlebrow culture which was often the terminus of autodidacts are painted as a closed and cynical hieratic priesthood desperately creating an employment niche in a world where everyone can read and form an opinion.
Hartman muses that modern prophecy is fueled both by the Romantic "madness" of a poet like Blake, as well as by dangerously "compulsive" or "disgusted" autodidacts.
Bressler also, not surprisingly, situates the rise of Universalism in the proverbial boondocks, characterizing its early adherents as both urban and rural folk who had been exposed to the currents of popular radicalism represented by Tom Paine and Ethan Allen, and its major spokesmen as autodidacts.
The paper suggests another compelling question for research into women's literacy--that autodidacts are women, and emphatically "not" men.
The exhibit features more than 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures by 38 international artists that demonstrate the aesthetic excellence of art brut, a term Dubuffet coined in 1945 to designate art made by asylum inmates, mediums/visionaries, isolates and autodidacts.
A significant number of these autodidacts attempted to understand their life experiences in a fast-changing liberal capitalist order in the light of wide-ranging sociological theories.
With several hundred artists, designers, performers, and musicians, many of them autodidacts, represented by a wide range of original works in different media and extensive photographic and video documentation of their activities over the past thirty years, the exhibition showed to what great extent Brazilian art has been affected by those underground subcultures.
Yet many scholars established in other fields have become ecological autodidacts and have begun to develop research and teaching in environmental subjects.
Lyons analyzes 22 autobiographies and workers, most of whom, he acknowledges, were autodidacts whose reading lists showed considerable deference to the literary canon.
3) Both autodidacts are in the process of teaching themselves in the municipal library through arbitrary reading: Sartre's autodidact reads alphabetically whilst Thomas's selects a class mark at random.