Identified for his mixing of philosophy, spirituality, humor, and a rollicking solid tale, Charles Johnson is among the most vital novelists writing at the present time. From his magical first novel, religion and the nice factor, to his decidedly philosophical Oxherding story; from his swashbuckling indictment of the slave exchange within the nationwide booklet Award-winning heart Passage, to his newer innovative therapy of Martin Luther King Jr. in Dreamer, Johnson has regularly stunned, steered, and entertained his many avid readers. As this selection of interviews indicates, the novelist is as multifaceted and complicated as his novels. informed in cartooning and philosophy, martial arts and meditation, and generating teleplays, photobiographies, and literary feedback as well as fiction, Charles Johnson represents a version of what he calls “life as art.”

Alluding to the "Three Gates" of Buddhist "Right Speech," the name of this quantity aptly captures the beneficiant spirit that characterizes Charles Johnson’s paintings. An necessary source for all of Johnson’s many readers, Passing the 3 Gates represents either the transformation of the artist through the years and the continuity and persistence of his aesthetic and religious imaginative and prescient.

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