Canby, Henry Seidel
Canby, Henry Seidel,1878–1961, American editor and critic, b. Wilmington, Del., grad. Yale, 1899. He taught at Yale for over 20 years, achieving professorial rank in 1922. He established and edited (1920–24) the Literary Review of the New York Evening Post, afterward joining with others to found and edit (1924–36) the Saturday Review of Literature; Seven Years' Harvest (1936) is his intellectual diary culled from its files. His critical and literary works include Classic Americans (1931), Thoreau (1939), Whitman (1943), The Brandywine (1941), The Gothic Age of the American College (1936), and Turn West, Turn East: Mark Twain and Henry James (1951).
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Canby, Henry Seidel(1878–1961) editor, author; born in Wilmington, Del. A teacher of English at Yale University for over 20 years, he helped found the Saturday Review of Literature and as its first editor (1924–36) made it into a top literary magazine; he also wrote literary biographies and criticism, and a three-volume autobiography.
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