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1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The black river [fragments]

Loose fragments of a marine saga wherein a fish named Silver moves from brook, to river, to lake; discovers sex; learns the "fish-eat-fish" law of the land (water); encounters worms and other alien creatures; contemplates the existence of God; develops into "himself; a person, an entity; a self-propelling mind"; combats the Superfish; grows old and ugly; and relays the fruits o... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers