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Anthony Heilbut
Anthony Heilbut

Anthony Heilbut’s books include “The Fan Who Knew Too Much:The Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations,” “The...

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Anthony Heilbut on MaryBeth Hamilton’s ‘In Search of the Blues’

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What accounts for the strange need of some white scholars—from the plantation nostalgists of the late 1890s to the “Blues Mafia” of the 1960s—to honor African-American culture by trying to save black people from themselves?

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Anthony Heilbut
Anthony Heilbut

Anthony Heilbut’s books include “The Fan Who Knew Too Much:The Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations,” “The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times,” “Exiled in Paradise: German Refugee Artists and Intellectuals in America From the 1930s to the Present” and “Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature.” Albums he produced, by singers such as Mahalia Jackson and Marion Williams, have won the Grammy Award and Grand Prix du Disque and have been included in the Library of Congress’ National Registry.

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