Spiritus Mundi, Novel by Robert Sheppard: Table of Contents

                                                        Spiritus Mundi  


Book One          Spiritus Mundi: The Novel        Chapters 1-33

  1.  Departure                                                                (Beijing)
  2.  A Failing Quest                                                       (New York)
  3.  War Council & Counteroffensive    (Geneva)
  4.  New Beginnings                                                      (London)
  5.  Republic of Letters                                                (Berlin)
  6.  Fathers and Sons                                                   (Washington,D.C.)
  7.  Ulysses: Blogo Ergo Sum                                      (Beijing)
  8.  Frequently Asked Questions                               (London)
  9.  In the Middle Kingdom                                         (Beijing)

10.  Past and Present                                                   (London-South Africa)

11.  Telemachus                                                            (Washington, D.C.)

12.  The Everlasting Nay                                             (Beijing)

13.  My Brother’s Keeper                                             (London)

14.  In the Global Village                                              (Beijing-Tokyo)

15.  Deceits and Revelations                                        (London)

16.  Be Ready for Anything                                          (Beijing)

17.  The Obscure Object of Desire                             (London-Pyongyang)

18.  Sufferings                                                               (Beijing)

19.  Of the Yearnings of the Caged Spirit                 (London)

20.  Cyclops                                                                   (Washington, D.C.)

21.  The Engines of Illusion                                         (Beijing)

22.  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service                       (London)

23.  The Temptation of the Sirens                            (Beijing)

24.  Truth or Consequences                                      (London)

25.  Lazarus Laughed                                                (Beijing)

26.  Neptune’s Fury & The Perils of the Sea         (The Maldive Islands)

                Naval Diaries and Ship’s Logs of Admiral Sir George Rose Sartorius (1780-1875)

27.  Penelope                                                               (London)

28.  The Volcano’s Underworld                                (Mexico City)

          Teatro Magico

29.  The Everlasting Yea                                           (London)

30.  Paradise Regained                                              (Little Gidding)

31.  To the South of Eden                                          (Kenya-to          Midrand-Johannesburg South Africa)         

32.  In a Glass Darkly                                                 (London)

33.  Spiritus Mundi

Book Two         Spiritus Mundi: The Romance            Chapters 1-21

  1. Gerusalemme Liberata & Orlando Furioso                          (Jerusalem)
  2. In a Glass Darkly                                                                      (London)
  3. Great Expectations                                                                   (Jerusalem)
  4. The Parable of the Cave                                                           (Qom, Iran)
  5. The Xth Day of the Crisis                                                         (London)
  6. The Supreme Leader & The Three Messiahs                       (Qom)
  7. Going for the Jugular                                                                (London)
  8. The Night Journey, Goethe & The Monkey King                 (Qom)
  9. The Central Sea, The Crystal Bead Game & The Quest

10.  The Island of Omphalos & The Mothers

11.  The Council of the Immortals & The Trial By Ordeal

12.  Nemesis

13.  Armageddon                                                                               (London)

14.  The Fever Breaks

15.  High Noon & Showdown at the OK Corral                              (Washington, D.C.)

16.  Ecce Homo                                                                                    (Jerusalem)

17.  Deliverance                                                                                    (London/Lhasa)

18.  For Every Action….                                                                      (Moscow/Beijing)

19.  The Burial of the Dead                                                                (London/Little Gidding)

20.  Spiritus Mundi                                                                            (London/Jerusalem)

21.  In My End is My Beginning                                             

—-The Convening of the First Meeting of the

United Nations Parliamentary Assembly                                       (New York)

Appendix 1:        A United Nations Parliamentary Assembly: Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix 2:    Spiritus Mundi: Index of Principal Characters

 C Copyright Robert Sheppard 2011 All Rights Reserved

About robertalexandersheppard

Robert Sheppard , Author, Poet & Novelist Pushcart Prize fof Literature 2014 Nominee Professor of World and Comparative Literature Professor of International Law Senior Associate, Committee for a Democratic United Nations (KDUN) E-mail: rsheppard99_2000@yahoo.com Robert Sheppard is the author of the acclaimed dual novel Spiritus Mundi, nominated for the prestigious 2014 Pushcart Prize for Literature in two parts, Spiritus Mundi the Novel, Book I and Spiritus Mundi the Romance, Book II. The acclaimed “global novel” features espionage-terror-political-religious-thriller action criss-crossing the contemporary world involving MI6, the CIA and Chinese MSS Intelligence as well as a "People Power" campaign to establish a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly on the model of the European Parliament, with action moving from Beijing to London to Washington, Mexico City and Jerusalem while presenting a vast panorama of the contemporary international world, including compelling action and surreal adventures. It also contains the unfolding sexual, romantic and family relationships of many of its principal and secondary characters, and a significant dimension of spiritual searching through "The Varieties of Religious Experience." It contains also significant discussions of World Literature, including Chinese, Indian, Western and American literature, and like Joyce's Ulysses, it incorposates a vast array of stylistic approaches as the story unfolds. Dr. Sheppard presently serves as a Professor of International Law and World Literature at Peking University, Northeastern University and the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China, and has previously served as a Professor of International Law and MBA professor at Tsinghua University, Renmin People’s University, the China University of Politics and Law and at the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Beijing, China. Having studied Law, Comparative Literature and politics at the University of California, Berkeley (Ph. D.Program in Comparative Literature), Northridge, Tübingen, Heidelberg, the People’s College and San Francisco, (BA, MA, JD), he additionally has been active as professor of International Trade, Private International Law, and Public International Law from 1993 to 1998 at Xiamen University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Graduate School (CASS), and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. In the US he serves as a Professor at Kean University, as well as having taught at Bergen Community College and Pillar College in NJ. Since 2000 he has served as a Senior Consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Beijing and has authored numerous papers on the democratic reform of the United Nations system.
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