W. H. New

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William Herbert New, OC, FRSC (March 28, 1938) is a Canadian poet and literary critic. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Leeds. He taught English literature at the former from 1965 to 2003. In 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

For 29 years he held editorial positions at Canadian Literature and, in 2004, was made Editor Emeritus.

Selected bibliography[edit]

Criticism[edit]

  • Introduction to The Stone Angel — 1967
  • Malcolm Lowry — 1971
  • Articulating West — 1972
  • Among Worlds: An Introduction to Modern Commonwealth and South African Fiction — 1975
  • Malcolm Lowry: A Reference Guide — 1978
  • Dreams of Speech and Violence: The Art of the Short Story in Canada and New Zealand — 1987
  • A History of Canadian Literature — 1989
  • Land Sliding: Imagining Space, Presence & Power in Canadian Writing — 1997
  • Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Form — 1999
  • Grandchild of Empire: About Irony, Mainly in the Commonwealth — 2003

Poetry[edit]

  • Science Lessons — 1996
  • Raucous — 1999
  • Riverbook and Ocean — 2002
  • Night Room — 2003
  • Underwood Log — 2004
  • Touching Ecuador — 2006
  • Along a Snake Fence Riding — 2007
  • The Rope-maker's Tale — 2009
  • YVR — 2011

Children's books[edit]

  • Vanilla Gorilla — 1998
  • Llamas in the Laundry — 2002
  • Dream Helmet — 2005
  • The Year I Was Grounded — 2008
  • Sam Swallow and the Riddleworld League — 2013

Anthologies edited[edit]

  • Four Hemispheres — 1971
  • Voice and Vision — 1972 (with Jack Hodgins)
  • Dramatists in Canada — 1972
  • Critical Writings on Commonwealth Literatures: A Bibliography — 1975
  • Modern Stories in English — 1975 (with H.J. Rosengarten)
  • Modern Canadian Essays — 1976
  • Margaret Laurence: The Writer and Her Critics — 1977
  • A Political Art: Essays and Images in Honour of George Woodcock — 1978
  • Active Voice — 1980 (with W.E. Messenger)
  • The Active Stylist — 1981 (with W.E. Messenger)
  • A 20th Century Anthology — 1984
  • Canadian Short Fiction — 1986
  • Canadian Writers Since 1960 — 1986
  • Canadian Writers Since 1960, 2nd series — 1987
  • Canadian Writers 1920-1959 — 1988
  • Canadian Writers 1920-1959, 2nd series — 1989
  • Native Writers and Canadian Writing — 1990
  • Canadian Writers Before 1890 — 1990
  • Canadian Writers 1890-1920 — 1990
  • Inside the Poem — 1992
  • Literature in English — 1993 (with W.E. Messenger)
  • Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada — 2002
  • Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context — 2007 (with Marta Dvorak)
  • From a Speaking Place: Writings from the First Fifty Years of Canadian Literature — 2009 (with Réjean Beaudoin, Susan Fisher, Iain Higgins, Eva-Marie Kröller and Laurie Ricou)

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