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An award-winning playwright, Schwartz is the author of the novel "The Extraordinary Pupfish of Calaveras County." As a teenager, he became so fascinated with Chinese philosophy and poetry that he went on to study Mandarin and classical Chinese at Harvard. He lives in a redwood grove with his partner and their Queensland Heeler.
on May 20, 2012 :
I found this fascinating if far too short. It is one short incident and I would love to get a chance to read the whole story. Hopefully he will expand on this at some point?
That he was an American and could "pass" the exam to stay in this Chinese monastery is quite an accomplishment. Again, I would love to hear more of his experiences.
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