Major, Clarence

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Major, Clarence Gender: M
born on 31 December 1936 at 07:33 (= 07:33 AM )
Place Atlanta, Georgia (US), 33n45, 84w23
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 09°44' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°20 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 21°29'

Clarence Major (Self-portrait)
photo: Clarence Major, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American poet, painter and novelist. In his early twenties he started his own literary magazine, Coercion Review, which featured poets and writers such as Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. After a stint in the Air Force, two marriages, children, and two divorces, he left the Midwest and moved to New York in December, 1966. His first novel, All Night Visitors (1969), was followed by his first collection of poems, Swallow the Lake (1970), and his first solo exhibition of paintings in the early 1970s. He was the first editor of American Book Review. Major is professor emeritus of 20th-Century American Literature at the University of California at Davis.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series - Volume 6" edited by Adele Sarkissian (Gale, 1987), p. 177: "My mother was seventeen when I was born on December 31, 1936, at 7:33 a.m. in the then- colored wing of Grady Hospital in Atlanta."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor