People, Sep. 30, 1957

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Back from an international writers' conference in Tokyo and proud of his brief speech on the role of the writer ("I said the writer's role was to write, not to talk; then I sat down"), Novelist John (The Wayward Bus) Steinbeck, 55, discussed his current work-in-progress: a three-volume "conversion" into modern English of the Arthurian cycle, "a robust tale" that "Tennyson and other poets took pains to clean up." Said Steinbeck: "I haven't the faintest idea what obscenity means, and I don't think anyone...

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