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Anthony Heilbut
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Anthony Heilbut received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. He has taught at New York University and Hunter College and is the author of Exiled in Paradise, The Gospel Sound, and Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature. Heilbut is also a record producer specializing in gospel music and has won both a Grammy Award and a Grand Prix du Disque.

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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $30.00

In The Fan Who Knew Too Much, Heilbut writes about art and obsession, from country blues singers and male sopranos to European intellectuals and the originators of radio soap opera–figures transfixed and transformed who helped to change the American cultural landscape.

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