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Spiritus Mundi: Book I: The Novel

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Available in: NOOK Book (eBook).Robert Sheppard's thriller novel, Spiritus Mundi, is an unforgettable read and epic journey bringing to life the sexual and spiritual lives of struggling global idealists overcoming despair, nuclear t...
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ATTENTION NOOK USERS!---Spiritus Mundi Book II: The Romance is Now Available for NOOK at Barnes & Noble!---Check it Out Now!

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Spiritus Mundi

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SPIRITUS MUNDI IS NOW AVAILABLE ON APPLE FOR iPad, iTunes, iPhone & iTouch-----Check it Out Now!

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Spiritus Mundi - Book I: The Novel

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I write to introduce to your attention the double novel Spiritus Mundi, consisting of Spiritus Mundi, the Novel—Book I, and Spiritus Mundi, the Romance—Book II.
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CHECK OUT SPIRITUS MUNDI ON SHELFARI: NEW THEMES AND MOTIFS, PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS, BOOKS LIKE SPIRITUS MUNDI, BOOKS THAT INFLUENCED SPIRITUS MUNDI, BOOKS CITED IN SPIRITUS MUNDI AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!----CHECK IT OUT NOW!---Robert Sheppard, World Literature Forum Editor-in-Chief

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We, the Children of Cats by Tomoyuki Hoshino | World Literature Today

We, the Children of Cats by Tomoyuki Hoshino | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum invites you to Check Out "We, The Children of Cats" by Japanese winner of the the 2011 Ōe Kenzaburō Literary Award Tomoyuki Hoshino. This collection of related short stories explores climate change, authoritarianism and the culture of fear, Japanese majoritarian pressures to conform and the cult of suicide amoung young Japanese. The story "Chino" tells a tale of globalization and crisis in national identity as the protagonist flees to a small Latin American nation to "eradicate all Japaneseness" from his being. Hoshino focuses on the pre-doomed nature of such quests for modern transformation, including sex-changes and body modificaitons, linked to the flawed role of literature and of the reader: "writing fiction is an art that wavers, like a heat shimmer, between joy at the prospect of becoming something else and despair at knowing that such a transformation is ultimately impossible..........." Check it Out!-----Robert Sheppard, Editor-in-Chief

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Editor’s Pick: The Sarabande of Sara’s Band | World Literature Today

Editor’s Pick: The Sarabande of Sara’s Band | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum recommends you Check Out Ukrainian writer Larysa Denysenko's latest offering, "The Sarabande of Sarah's Band," a hilarious frolic through one of Tolstoy's "Unhappy Families," uniquely unhappy in its own way. The tale takes you also through the dilemmas of the collision of traditional Orthodox culture and the irresitable pull of Modernity in post-Communist Eastern Europe. Check it Out!----Robert Sheppard, Editor-in-Chief

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The Magic of Saida by M. G. Vassanji | World Literature Today

The Magic of Saida by M. G. Vassanji | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literture Forum recommends you Check Out "The Magic of Saida: by M.G. Vassanji tracing the conundrums of cultural and racial hybridity of this African-Indian-Canadian-Ismaili Muslim writer chronicaling the interactions of the Indian community in East Africa, from the Arab slave trade to the Imperial German colony of Tanzania, to independence, to expulsion under Idi Amin and on to refugee life in Britain and North America, accompanied by the yearning of the racially mixed protagonist of this book to return to his African roots embodied in his memories of his African mother and the African childhood sweetheart he left behind, Saida. 

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Le terroriste noir by Tierno Monénembo | World Literature Today

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Check Out on World Literature Forum Le terroriste noir by African writer Tierno Monénembo, himself a refugee from the dictatorship of Guinea's Sékou Touré, in which is recounted the untold story of French-Africans' contributions to the WWII French Resistance against Nazi Occupation.

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This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz | World Literature Today

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Check Out on World Literature Forum "This is How You Lose Her," Dominican-American Junot Díaz's follow-up on his hit novel of Hispanic-American Immigration "The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." Funny, brilliantly observed and devastatingly real, he takes you on a narrative and linguistic journey into the borderlands between English and Spanish, and the crossed worlds of modern America and the Latin-American origins of Hispanic immigrants.

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Smashwords — Spiritus Mundi - Book I: The Novel — A book by Robert Sheppard

Smashwords — Spiritus Mundi - Book I: The Novel — A book by Robert Sheppard | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
Robert Sheppard's thriller novel, Spiritus Mundi, is an unforgettable read and epic journey bringing to life the sexual and spiritual lives of struggling global idealists overcoming despair, nuclear terrorism, espionage and a threatened World War...
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Spiritus Mundi, Novel by Robert Sheppard is now available on Smashwords!-----Check it Out Now!

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L’empreinte à Crusoé by Patrick Chamoiseau | World Literature Today

L’empreinte à Crusoé by Patrick Chamoiseau | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum brings to your attention Caribbean writer Patrick Chamoiseau's L’empreinte à Crusoé "Crusoe's Footprint" a reworking of the theme of Robinson Crusoe into an interiorized existential dimension stretches from Africa to the West Indies, occasioned by the abandonment on a desert island  of African Muslim Dogon from Mali put ashore when he suffers a delusional mental breakdown while working on a slave ship. His solipsistic mental disorder expressed in continuous inner monologue leads to a rediscovery and reconstitution of his self and identity.

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An Arab Melancholia by Abdellah Taïa | World Literature Today

An Arab Melancholia by Abdellah Taïa | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum recommends looking into the works of Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa, including his recent Une mélancolie arabe, the story of a vulnerable young man whose sexual life stretching from Morocco to France to the world of Egyptian cinema is tinged with an impulse of self-destruction which nonetheless may open latent possibilities of regeneration and rebirth.  

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“Rohinton Mistry’s Omniscient Gaze,” Samrat Upadhyay | World Literature Today

“Rohinton Mistry’s Omniscient Gaze,” Samrat Upadhyay | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum invites you to Check Out the works of Rohinton Mistry, Nepalese Laureate winner of the 2012 Neustadt Prize for World Literature. Mistry follows in the tradition of Salman Rushdie, but also of Dickens and Tolstoy in the scope of such works as his "Such a Long Journey," of worldwide appeal and interest.

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Spiritus Mundi: Book II: The Romance

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Read a sample or download Spiritus Mundi: Book II: The Romance by Robert Sheppard with iBooks.
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Spiritus Mundi Book II: The Romance is Now Available on APPLE iTunes for iPad, iPhone, iTunes & iTouch!---Check it Out Now!

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NEW BOOK RELEASE: SPIRITUS MUNDI BY ROBERT SHEPPARD NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! -----INVITATION TO LISTEN TO MAY 17 BLOGTALKRADIO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR 10:00 AM PST

NEW BOOK RELEASE: SPIRITUS MUNDI BY ROBERT SHEPPARD NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! -----INVITATION TO LISTEN TO MAY 17 BLOGTALKRADIO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR 10:00 AM PST | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
  NEW BOOK RELEASE: SPIRITUS MUNDI BY ROBERT SHEPPARD NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! -----INVITATION TO LISTEN TO MAY 17 BLOGTALKRADIO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR 10:00 AM PST ____________________________...
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NEW BOOK RELEASE: SPIRITUS MUNDI BY ROBERT SHEPPARD NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! —–INVITATION TO LISTEN TO MAY 17 BLOGTALKRADIO INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR 10:00 AM PST

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Siege 13 by Tamas Dobozy | World Literature Today

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World Literature Forum invites you to Check Out "Seige 13" by Hungarian writer Tamas Dobozy-----These tales of the horrors of the Russian seige of Budapest in 1944-5, including "The Animals at the Budapest Zoo," a saga of the futile attempts of the zookeepers to keep themselves and the animals alive in the desperate conditions of war, are so shocking the question is forced to be raised as to whether any of the survivors deserve to have a future.----Check it Out!---Robert Sheppard, Editor-in-Chief

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The Pendulous Death of Raimundo Manzanero by Leonardo Padura | World Literature Today

The Pendulous Death of Raimundo Manzanero by Leonardo Padura | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum suggests you Check Out "The Pendulous Death of Raimundo Manzanero" --- “La muerte pendular de Raimundo Manzanero” by 2012 Cuban National Prize for Literature winner Leonardo Padura. Cuban Comrade Raimundo Manzanero, Party leader,  former Catholic choirboy and father of four children by three marriages is found hanging from a rafter in an apparant suicide, but without any note of explanation, betraying his Party, his Church and his Family. Padura, author of the Cuban Havana Quartet detective novel series takes you on a journey of discovery to find out why.------Check it Out!--------Robert Sheppard, Editor-in-Chief

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Word Springs: Interview with International Author and Educator Robert Sheppard

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Winter Sun by Shi Zhi | World Literature Today

Winter Sun by Shi Zhi | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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Check Out the Poetic Voice of Shi Zhi, a contemporary of Bei Dao prominant during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, who after decades of obscurity in Chinese mental asylums is reemerging on the scene of modern Chinese poetry. In his "Winter Sun" he channels the Buddhist-Romantic sensibility of China's ancient poetic tradition dating from Tang poets Li Bai, Du Fu and Wang Wei through the new modern era via Nietzsche and the surreal, onward into his own unique spiritual landscape.

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Le terroriste noir by Tierno Monénembo | World Literature Today

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Check Out on World Literature Forum Le terroriste noir by African writer Tierno Monénembo, himself a refugee from the dictatorship of Guinea's Sékou Touré, in which is recounted the untold story of French-Africans' contributions to the WWII French Resistance against Nazi Occupation.

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Maidenhair by Mikhail Shishkin | World Literature Today

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Check Out the allusive, dense and strikingly beautiful intertextual weavings of Contemporary Russian Novelist Mikhail Shishkin in his Post-Modern classic "Maidenhair," or "Venerin Volos" which challenges our assumptions and conceptions about the nature of reality.---From the LinkedIn World Literature Forum Group.
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Smashwords — Spiritus Mundi - Book II: The Romance — A book by Robert Sheppard

Smashwords — Spiritus Mundi - Book II: The Romance — A book by Robert Sheppard | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
Robert Sheppard's thriller novel, Spiritus Mundi, is an unforgettable read and epic journey bringing to life the sexual and spiritual lives of struggling global idealists overcoming despair, nuclear terrorism, espionage and a threatened World War...
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Spiritus Mundi--Book II: The Romance is now Available on Smashwords!----Check It Out Now!

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Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Stories from Japan, Helen Mitsios, ed. | World Literature Today

Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Stories from Japan, Helen Mitsios, ed. | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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For those of you who are searching for new Japanese and Asian Voices World Literature Forum recommends "Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Stories from Japan" by Helen Mitsios a collection of contemporary Japanese short stories ranging from the hikikomori, or "Withdrawn Youth" literature to the anguish or anonymous sex in such writers as Yoko Tawada or the anomie of Haruki Murakami's "Super Frog Saves Tokyo.

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La civilización del espectáculo by Mario Vargas Llosa | World Literature Today

La civilización del espectáculo by Mario Vargas Llosa | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum invites you to take a look at La civilización del espectáculo, "The Civilization of Spectacle" by 2010 Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru, an exploration of the themes of the banality and failure of modern culture, the disappearance of eroticism, the frivolousness of politics and religious tolerance. He yearns for a return from modern confusions and cultural failure to a re-rooting in traditional cultural values.

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Sie / Er by Botho Strauss | World Literature Today

Sie / Er by Botho Strauss | World Literature Today | World Literature Forum | Scoop.it
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World Literature Forum recommends you check out the works of Botho Strauss, a leading German writer and keen observer of the dilemmas of alienation and failing communication in modern society. His recent collection of short stories "Sie/Er" or "She/He" demonstrates the power of his observation and feeling.
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