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Writing Other Voices

Clarence Major is an experimental, African American writer. His latest novel, Painted Turtle: Women with Guitar -- along with his last book, Such Was the Season -- uses more conventional narrative techniques. He joins Fresh Air to discuss language and storytelling in the black community.

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Other segments from the episode on September 7, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 7, 1988: Interview with Paul Schrader; Review of the home video release of "The Ford 50th Anniversary"; Interview with Clarence Major; Commentary on Italian…

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