Sir Thomas Wyatt

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Further Reading

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))


Muir, Kenneth. Life and Letters of Sir Thomas Wyatt. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1963, 282 p.

Considered the standard scholarly biography of Wyatt.

Thomson, Patricia. Sir Thomas Wyatt and His Background. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1964, 298 p.

Considers Wyatt's life and work in the context of the social and literary setting of early Tudor England.


Jentoft, Clyde W. Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1980, 192 p.

Includes an annotated bibliography of writings about Wyatt from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.


Estrin, Barbara L. “Taking Bread: Wyatt's Revenge in the Lyrics and Sustenance in the Psalms” and “‘Liking This’: Telling Wyatt's Feelings.” In Laura: Uncovering Gender and Genre in Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell, pp. 93-122, 123-46. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1994.

Considers Wyatt's depictions of women and his transformation of themes from Petrarch and Ovid.

Klein, Lisa M. “The Petrarchanism of Sir Thomas Wyatt Reconsidered.” In The Work of Dissimilitude: Essays from the Sixth Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature, edited by David G. Allen and...

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