??? COHPAnATIST REVIEW ESSAYS JAMES S. AMELANG. The Flight ofIcarus: Artisan Autobiography in Early Modern Europe. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998. 497 pp. THE ARTISAN AS WORK OF ART James S. Amelang's The Flight ofIcarus contributes to the ongoing critical reinterpretation of the complex historical figure called the "modern subject." But where other studies tend to apply complex theoretical schemes to familiar monuments of high literary and intellectual culture, Amelang approaches the question in frankly historical terms and draws his material from strictly noncanonical sources. As indicated in his subtitle, Amelang addresses "autobiography" in the broadly calls the "middle state" inhabited by "the mechanick part ofmankind." His authors are thus all of popular origins--weavers, tanners, goldsmiths, shopkeepers, and (though more rarely) peasants located on the margin of the cultural elite. Some of the texts touched on in Amelang's survey have of course been studied before: Cen- inclusive sense of "self-writing" by members of what Defoe's Robinson Crusoe Zemon Davis's Fiction in the Archives, or the innumerable studies devoted to the nini's Craftsman 's Handbook, Léry's Voyage to Brazil, or Amelang's own prime example, Miquel Parets's chronicle ofpublic events in seventeenth-century Barcelona, are all well known to students of Renaissance
The Comparatist – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Oct 3, 2001
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera