Wyatt, Sir Thomas

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    Wyatt's 'There was never nothing more me payned': a reply to John Douglas Boyd
    (Oxford University Press, 1971-10) Daalder, Joost
    As far as Wyatt's poem is concerned, I think Boyd's critical problems are largely of his own making. This does not necessarily invalidate his claim that a critic, in interpreting a literary work, may seize on one interpretation rather than another because of his own personal background. However, I would at all times argue that such a critic's interpretation is academically legitimate only if it is supported by textual evidence; secondly, that if the text supports another interpretation the first critic's view of it is only an incomplete truth; thirdly, that the literary critic can only appeal to the text and such 'objective' background (i.e. not the experience of a single reader) as may help to explain the text, and that the study of 'fundamental moral, psychological, even ontological judgments derived from our experience outside the poem' lies outside our province.
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    Some major errors of transcription in recent editions of Wyatt's poetry
    (The University Press of Kentucky, 1988-04) Daalder, Joost
    It is almost an understatement to say that the question as to how Wyatt should be edited is controversial. The most conservative editors are inclined to produce old-spelling transcripts of what they see as the most authoritative primary sources, while a much more radical approach is advocated by someone like H.A. Mason in 'Editing Wyatt' (Cambridge, 1972), who likes modernization, freely selects what according to his taste are the "best" readings in the sources, and "emends" those sources without restraint.
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    Text and meaning of Wyatt's 'Like as the byrde in the cage enclosed'
    (University of Colorado, 1986-12) Daalder, Joost
    "Like as the byrde" has been so consistently misrepresented in texts which editors have offered that it seemed mandatory, now, to print the text from the most authoritative source without adulteration, and to comment on the most significant points of interpretation which need to be taken into account by any editor punctuating the poem as well as by any reader who seeks to understand the poem but who, when consulting the two most modern editions of Wyatt, will not find either a text which is unequivocally correct or adequate explanations of the textual difficulties at issue.
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    Seneca and Wyatt's second satire
    (Didier Erudition, 1985) Daalder, Joost
    In his poetry, Wyatt openly acknowledges Seneca's impact upon him. Seneca, he realized, could teach him how to apply his intelligence to achieving perfect happiness. Interestingly, happiness was incompatible with the emotions produced by love. Instead, as Seneca put it, "one must take refuge in philosophy".
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    Rhetoric and revision in Wyatt's poems
    (Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1969-05) Daalder, Joost
    In this paper the author considers, from a critical point of view, revisions made by Wyatt himself in his own poems.
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    Sir Thomas Wyatt: Collected poems
    (Oxford University Press, 1975) Daalder, Joost (Editor)
    An edition offering correct and annotated transcripts of the primary sources containing Wyatt's and other early Tudor verse is badly needed; meanwhile it is hoped that the present volume will provide the general reader with as accurate a modernized text as can at this stage be constructed, and that the annotation will help him to understand and to enjoy Wyatt's poems, which are increasingly attracting attention for their intrinsic significance and appeal.