Henry Seidel Canby

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).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: American Literature: Biographies