Larry McCaffery, Jerzy Kutnik and Sinda Gregory meet with Clarence Major at his home in Davis, California. Much of the discussion focuses on Major’s novel Such Was the Season, its movement towards a more realistic fiction in Major’s work and the real life events that helped spark the novel. The discussion includes the influence of a wide array of media on Major’s work including music and Major’s own work as a painter. The final part of the discussion focuses around Major’s place as an Afro-American writer and his place in the “Black Aesthetic Movement” in relation to other writers. The final eight minutes of the interview contain severe distortion. An edited version of this interview appears on pages 241-264 of Some Other Frequency: Interviews with Innovative American Authors, ed. Larry McCaffery, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996.