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Charles B. Johnson
(1948-____) born on
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US novelist, short-story writer, artist. He has published numerous short stories as well as the novel "The Middle Passage," which won a National Book Award in 1990.
         
   
F
My writing is a lens into the possibilities of the American experience.

R
Writing is my refuge. It's where I go. It's where I find that integrity I have.
A
I found my way to make my peace with the recent past by turning it into WORD.
N
Black life is ambiguous, and a kaleidoscope of meanings, rich, multi-sided . . . we have frozen our vision in figures that caricature, at best the complexity of our lives and leave the real artistic chore of interpretation unfinished.
K
All art points to others with whom the writer argues about what is . . . He must have models with which to agree . . . or outright oppose . . . for Nature seems to remain silence.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Interview with Charles Johnson," in "The World and I," 1990.
R: "Interview with Charles Johnson," in "The World and I," 1990.
A: "The Middle Passage," 1990.
N: "Philosophy and Black Fiction," in "Obsidian," Spring-Summer 1980.
K: "Being and Race," 1970.
   


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