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The Complete Poems (Penguin English poets) Paperback – April 4, 1989


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Product Details

  • Series: Penguin English poets
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (April 4, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140422277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140422276
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Epigram: 11
Canzone: 1
Canzone: 3
Sonnet: 16
Sonnet: 17
Sonnet: 19
Sonnet: 2
Sonnet: 21
Sonnet: 29
Sonnet: 24
Epigram: 3
Ballade: 1
Ballade: 10
Ballade: 11
Ballade: 12
Ballade: 13
Ballade: 14
Ballade: 15
Ballade: 16
Ballade: 17
Ballade: 18
Ballade: 19
Ballade: 2
Ballade: 20
Ballade: 21
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Ballade: 28
Ballade: 29
Ballade: 3
Ballade: 30
Ballade: 31
Ballade: 32
Ballade: 33
Ballade: 34
Ballade: 35
Ballade: 36
Ballade: 37
Ballade: 38
Ballade: 39
Ballade: 4
Ballade: 40
Ballade: 41
Ballade: 42
Ballade: 5
Ballade: 6
Ballade: 7
Ballade: 8
Ballade: 9
Canzone: 2
Canzone: 3
Canzone: 4
Canzone: 5
Canzone: 6
Canzone: 7
Canzone: 8
The Deserted Lover Consoleth Himself ...
Egerton Manuscript: 102
Egerton Manuscript: 104. Jopas's Song
Epigram: 1
Epigram: 10
Epigram: 10
Epigram: 12
Epigram: 13
Epigram: 14
Epigram: 15
Epigram: 16
Epigram: 17
Epigram: 18. The Enemy Of Life
Epigram: 19
Epigram: 2
Epigram: 20
Epigram: 21
Epigram: 22
Epigram: 23
Epigram: 24
Epigram: 25
Epigram: 26
Epigram: 27. The Fruit
Epigram: 28
Epigram: 29
Epigram: 30
Epigram: 31
Epigram: 32
Epigram: 33
Epigram: 34
Epigram: 35
Epigram: 36
Epigram: 37
Epigram: 38
Epigram: 39
Epigram: 4
Epigram: 40
Epigram: 41
Epigram: 42
Epigram: 43
Epigram: 44
Epigram: 45
Epigram: 46
Epigram: 47
Epigram: 5
Epigram: 6
Epigram: 7
Epigram: 8
Epigram: 9
Penitential Psalm
Penitential Psalm: 102. Domine Exaudi
Penitential Psalm: 130. De Profundis
Penitential Psalm: 143. Domine Exaudi
Penitential Psalm: 32. Neate Quorum Remissa Sunt
Penitential Psalm: 38. Domine Ne In Furore
Penitential Psalm: 51. Miserere Mei, Domine
Penitential Psalm: 6. Domine Ne In Furore
Psalm 37. Noli Emulari
Rondeau: 1
Rondeau: 2
Rondeau: 3
Rondeau: 4
Rondeau: 5
Rondeau: 6
Rondeau: 7
Rondeau: 8
Rondeau: 9
Satire: 1. To John Poynz (poins)
Satire: 2
Satire: 3. To Sir Francis Brian
Song: 1
Song: 10
Song: 100
Song: 101
Song: 102
Song: 103
Song: 104
Song: 105
Song: 106
Song: 107
Song: 108
Song: 109
Song: 11
Song: 110
Song: 111
Song: 112
Song: 113
Song: 114
Song: 12
Song: 13
Song: 14
Song: 15
Song: 16
Song: 17
Song: 18
Song: 19
Song: 2
Song: 20
Song: 21
Song: 22
Song: 23
Song: 24
Song: 25
Song: 26
Song: 27
Song: 28
Song: 29
Song: 3
Song: 30
Song: 31
Song: 32
Song: 33
Song: 34
Song: 35
Song: 36. The Ballad Of Will
Song: 37
Song: 38
Song: 39
Song: 4
Song: 40
Song: 41
Song: 42
Song: 43
Song: 44
Song: 45
Song: 46
Song: 47
Song: 48
Song: 49
Song: 5
Song: 50
Song: 51
Song: 52
Song: 53
Song: 54
Song: 55
Song: 56
Song: 57
Song: 58
Song: 59
Song: 6
Song: 60
Song: 61
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Song: 63
Song: 64
Song: 65
Song: 66
Song: 67
Song: 68
Song: 69
Song: 7
Song: 70
Song: 71
Song: 72
Song: 73
Song: 74
Song: 75
Song: 76
Song: 77. The Answer
Song: 78
Song: 79
Song: 8
Song: 80
Song: 81
Song: 82
Song: 83
Song: 84
Song: 85
Song: 86
Song: 87
Song: 88
Song: 89
Song: 9
Song: 90
Song: 91
Song: 92
Song: 93
Song: 94
Song: 95
Song: 96
Song: 97
Song: 98
Song: 99
Sonnet: 1
Sonnet: 11
Sonnet: 12
Sonnet: 13
Sonnet: 14
Sonnet: 15
Sonnet: 18
Sonnet: 20
Sonnet: 22
Sonnet: 23
Sonnet: 25
Sonnet: 26
Sonnet: 27
Sonnet: 28
Sonnet: 30
Sonnet: 31
Sonnet: 32
Sonnet: 33
Sonnet: 34
Sonnet: 35
Sonnet: 36
Sonnet: 37
Sonnet: 39
Sonnet: 40
Sonnet: 41
Sonnet: 42
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder® --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Hale on June 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
Wyatt is, quite simply, a brilliant poet, taking the Petrarchan love poem and adapting it to represent life in the promiscuous court of Henry VIII. And "They Flee from Me" is one of the greatest poems in the English language. Rebholz's introduction and notes make this THE edition for serious study of Wyatt's achievement.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J C E Hitchcock on July 6, 2012
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Thomas Wyatt and I have one thing in common- we both grew up in Allington, today a suburb of Maidstone but in his day a small village by the Medway. He is something of a local celebrity in the area; when I lived there my local pub was known as the "Sir Thomas Wyatt" and at primary school I belonged to Wyatt House. (The school's other houses were also named after famous Maidstonians, Woodville after the Queen of Edward IV and Hazlitt after the essayist). As a boy I was taken on a guided tour of Wyatt's home Allington Castle, and I remember being told that he was responsible for introducing the sonnet into English poetry, although as I had no idea what a sonnet was this did not mean much to me at the time.

This book is entitled "The Complete Poems", but as the editor, Professor R A Rebholz, admits, compiling an authoritative "Wyatt canon" is an impossible task. In his day he was better known as a courtier and diplomat, and none of his poems were published during his lifetime; the first book to feature his verse was not printed until fifteen years after his death. Rebholz divides this collection into two parts, "poems credited to Wyatt in the sixteenth century" and "poems credited to Wyatt after the sixteenth century". The first part generally consists of poems for which there is hard evidence of Wyatt's authorship, the second of poems which have been attributed to him without such evidence.

Rebholz modernises Wyatt's spelling and punctuation, a procedure which has both advantages and disadvantages for the modern reader. The advantage is that meaning of the poems becomes much more immediately transparent when they are presented in the orthography with which we are familiar.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 2001
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His voice still rings beautiful and true after five hundred years. What he has to say concerns our daily lives in this hard, competitive society as much as the intrigues of the Henrician court.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gregory A. Puckett on February 4, 2011
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Let me start out by saying that I am NOT a devotee of poetry in general but I do see the attraction of the sonnet form. Like a good short story much is conveyed in very little. Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder is my 13G grandfather. My genealogical interests are what caused me to become acquainted with him. He and his father, Sir Henry Wyatt, acted as ambassadors for the Tudors at the great courts of Europe.
The unhappy nature of poet's marriage is evident throughout the body of his work. His wife, Elizabeth Brooke, came from a more socially prominent family. This, she apparently believed, entitled her to do just as she pleased; including freely taking lovers.
The search for true love, and the loneliness of betrayal create an air of melancholy which wafts over the reader and invites him to reflect upon the successes and losses of his own romantic life. As important as the fact that Wyatt introduced the sonnet form into English, this open and personal display of the artists hopes and dreams make him a intimate read.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 2002
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This is the authoritative book on the subject of this the first modern English Poet - more neglected than he ought to be - out of print in Europe - Wyat survived life as a courtier/diplomat in the court of Henry 8th - a king as corrupted by power as its possible to be - a 16th C saddam Hussein - and yet produced these deeeply sensitive poems.
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