In the fourth sentence (“Perhaps DuBois . . . editor.”), the author of the passage is most likely suggesting that
It would be expected that a novel by a figure as prominent as W. E. B. DuBois would attract the attention of literary critics. Additionally, when the novel subtly engages the issue of race, as DuBois’ The Quest of the Silver Fleece (1911) does, it would be a surprise not to encounter an abundance of scholarly work about that text. But though valuable scholarship has examined DuBois’ political and historical thought, his novels have received scant attention. Perhaps DuBois the novelist must wait his turn behind DuBois the philosopher, historian, and editor. But what if the truth lies elsewhere: what if his novels do not speak to current concerns?scholars will find that DuBois’ novels are more relevant to current concerns than is his work as philosopher, historian, and editor, more scholarly attention will be paid to The Quest of the Silver Fleece than to DuBois’ other novels, DuBois’ novels will come to overshadow his work as philosopher, historian, and editor, DuBois’ novels may eventually attract greater scholarly interest than they have to date, it will be shown that DuBois’ work as philosopher, historian, and editor had an important influence on his work as novelist
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