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Into the Desert: Solitude in Culture and Literature  [PDF]
Svend Erik Larsen
Advances in Literary Study (ALS) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/als.2013.13007

Most studies of solitude have focused on the modern individualized sense of solitude, located or originating in urbanized Western cultures where solitude is seen as a companion to urban modernity. In this perspective the larger historical and cultural context goes almost unnoticed together with the fact that the preoccupation with solitude, in various forms and functions, has been around for a longer time span than Modernity and with a broader cross-cultural perspective. However, the basic cultural function of the various understandings of solitude is the same across cultures: a negotiation of the boundaries of the human life world, but in forms that are historically contextualized and differentiated. With texts from William Shakespeare to J. M. Coetzee and with references to older mythology and its modern recycling this paper tries to capture the broader historical development of solitude in European culture as an imagined position on the boundary of the human life world.

On the wonderful compactification  [PDF]
Sam Evens,Benjamin F Jones
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: These lecture notes explain the construction and basic properties of the wonderful compactification of a complex semisimple group of adjoint type. An appendix discusses the more general case of a semisimple symmetric space.
Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude  [cached]
Terryl N. Kinder
Bulletin du Centre d’études Médiévales d’Auxerre , 2005, DOI: 10.4000/cem.811
Abstract: Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude. Essays on Cistercians, Art and Architecture in Honour of Peter Fergusson, ed. Terryl N. Kinder, co-edition C teaux : Commentarii cistercienses (series Studia et Documenta 13) and Brepols (series Medieval Church Studies 11), Brecht – Turnhout, 2004.The thirty-four essays in this volume range from a discussion of the earliest Christian legislation on art (fourth century) to an account of a garden project of 1811 designed to efface all previous monas...
Classification of strict wonderful varieties  [PDF]
Paolo Bravi,Stéphanie Cupit-Foutou
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: In the setting of strict wonderful varieties we answer positively to Luna's conjecture, saying that wonderful varieties are classified by combinatorial objects, the so-called spherical systems. In particular, we prove that strict wonderful varieties are mostly obtained from symmetric spaces, spherical nilpotent orbits or model spaces. To make the paper self-contained as much as possible, we shall gather some known results on these families and more generally on wonderful varieties.
The spherical systems of the wonderful reductive subgroups  [PDF]
Paolo Bravi,Guido Pezzini
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: We provide the spherical systems of the wonderful reductive subgroups of any reductive group.
Adrian Paul Iliescu, Solitude and the Birth of Modernity  [cached]
Maria Gyemant
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies , 2003,
Abstract: Adrian Paul Iliescu, Solitude and the Birth of Modernity Ed. Cris, Bucuresti, 1999, 120 p.
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties  [PDF]
Guido Pezzini
Mathematics , 2005,
Abstract: Let G be a semisimple connected linear algebraic group over C, and X a wonderful G-variety. We study the possibility of realizing X as a closed subvariety of the projective space of a simple G-module. We describe the wonderful varieties having this property as well as the linear systems giving rise to such immersions. We also prove that any ample line bundle on a wonderful variety is very ample.
Wonderful compactification of an arrangement of subvarieties  [PDF]
Li Li
Mathematics , 2006,
Abstract: We define the wonderful compactification of an arrangement of subvarieties. Given a complex nonsingular algebraic variety $Y$ and certain collection $\mathcal{G}$ of subvarieties of $Y$, the wonderful compactification $Y_\mathcal{G}$ can be constructed by a sequence of blow-ups of $Y$ along the subvarieties of the arrangement. This generalizes the Fulton-MacPherson configuration spaces and the wonderful models given by De Concini and Procesi. We give a condition on the order of blow-ups in the construction of $Y_\mathcal{G}$ such that each blow-up is along a nonsingular center.
The Peterson Variety and the Wonderful Compactification  [PDF]
Ana Balibanu
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: We look at the centralizer in a semisimple algebraic group $G$ of a regular nilpotent element in $\text{Lie}(G)$, and show that its closure in the wonderful compactification is isomorphic to the Peterson variety.
Le bord de la solitude  [cached]
Jean-Paul Galibert
Conserveries Mémorielles : Revue Transdisciplinaire de Jeunes Chercheurs , 2010,
Abstract: La solitude a un bord, et non un seuil, parce que sinon, ce ne serait pas la solitude. Car le seuil a ceci de merveilleux qu’il sépare un dedans et un dehors, en sorte qu’il reste franchissable, et que l’on peut toujours sortir, et rentrer à sa guise. De ce fait, où que soient les autres, le seuil garantit donc que je pourrais les rejoindre, et me délasser, en changeant de lieu, des inconvénients croisés de l’intérieur et de l’extérieur. Dans le seuil, la métaphore implicite de la maison nous...
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