The book is superb, and eminently translatable--anything but a mere repetition of many earlier books produced by this forthright, no-nonsense autodidact
, including magisterial memoirs (Pour une parcelle de gloire.
Shaw, Shiels was for the most part an autodidact
, but unlike Shaw and many other Irish playwrights he did not (and mainly because of his disability simply could not) immerse himself in the world of theatre to the same extent as his contemporaries (notably O'Casey).
Blackmur, the American autodidact
and critic, called the "new illiteracy," performed acts of ever increasing tawdriness and cruelty.
A fervent autodidact
, Hall never stopped learning, reading widely late at night.
The memoir of Edward Barlow, autodidact
sailor of the late 17th century, displays the complex thinking of an egalitarian, anti-authoritarian Protestant whose English patriotism allowed room for echoes of the Diggers of the English Revolution.
Soon after, he presented his collection to an audience of women, who were won over by the talent of the autodidact
This is possibly the reason it is such a passionate part of my work and writing; the historical autodidact
I became at an early age has stayed with me.
Thus the story begins with a young Andrew Marshall, an autodidact
, reading widely and voraciously in Detroit.
Kotkin paints a portrait of an autodidact
, an astute thinker, 'a people person' with 'surpassing organizational abilities; a mammoth appetite for work; a strategic mind and an unscrupulousness that recalled his master teacher, Lenin.
Reynolds was a polymath and autodidact
, a man of diverse and intense interests including bird watching, philosophy and linguistics, all of which were employed in some way in his work.
As Dibble points out, their fundamentally emotional approach to composition, different from the "academic" and "cerebral" orientation of much ultramodern music from the period, resonated personally with Harty, an autodidact
whose lack of formal training stimulated faith in "intuitive" and "instinctive" processes.
Spall chews and sucks on his words, enjoying each one to the full: In his surviving letters and poetry, as here, Turner employed the stilted, courtly vocabulary of the autodidact