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Clarence Major's Most Conventional Work Yet

The African American writer is known for his experimental style, but in Such Was the Season, Major uses a straightforward narrative to tell the story about an older black woman in Atlanta and her doctor nephew. Guest critic Stuart Klawans says any bookstore that doesn't carry it needs to "wise up."

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Other segments from the episode on July 26, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 26, 1988: Interview with Syd Mead; Commentary on the Rolling Stones' influences; Interview with Mary Gaitskill; Review of Clarence Major's novel "Such Was the Season."

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