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  • One of the consequences of these catastrophes is that an order, known as the avout, have sealed themselves from the outside world in order to focus on contemplation and learning.

    Book Review: Anathem by Neal Stephenson | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • and the super-educated cohort known as the avout, who live a monastic existence defined by intellectual activity and circumscribed rituals called "auts."

    Novelist Neal Stephenson Once Again Proves He's the King of the Worlds

  • If I were in the world of Anathem, would I be one of the avout in the cloister or one of the slines high on Allswell?

    Designing a Hermetically Sealed, Self-Pleasing Ideology

  • Powerful unforeseen forces jeopardize the peaceful stability of mathic life and the established ennui of the Extramuros — a threat that only an unsteady alliance of saecular and avout can oppose — as, one by one, Erasmas and his colleagues, teachers, and friends are summoned forth from the safety of the concent in hopes of warding off global disaster.

    Update on Anathem (Neal Stephenson) | Fanatical Pupil

  • Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe, becoming out of necessity even more austere and less dependent on technology and material things.

    2008 July | Fanatical Pupil

  • I dare say you'll be an avout in the Stephenson Concent ...

    September 2008

  • I dare say you'll be an avout in the Stephenson Concent ...

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  • Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside “saecular” world by ancient stone, honored traditions, and complex rituals.

    2008 July | Fanatical Pupil

  • Powerful unforeseen forces jeopardize the peaceful stability of mathic life and the established ennui of the Extramuros — a threat that only an unsteady alliance of saecular and avout can oppose — as, one by one, Erasmas and his colleagues, teachers, and friends are summoned forth from the safety of the concent in hopes of warding off global disaster.

    2008 July | Fanatical Pupil

  • Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe, becoming out of necessity even more austere and less dependent on technology and material things.

    Update on Anathem (Neal Stephenson) | Fanatical Pupil

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