1542 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1542.
- The diary begun by Luca Landucci is completed by an unknown hand.
- Earliest known example of written Romani language.
- Paul Fagius – Liber Fidei seu Veritatis
- Edward Hall – The Union of the Two Noble and Illustrate Famelies of Lancastre & Yorke
- See 1542 in poetry
- December – Catherine Des Roches, French poet and writer (died 1587)
- Unknown date – John of the Cross (Juan de Yepes y Álvarez), Castilian poet and friar (died 1591)
- June 14 – Christoph von Scheurl, German humanist writer (born 1481)
- October 11 – Sir Thomas Wyatt, English poet (born 1503)
- Unknown date – Lucas Fernández, Spanish dramatist and musician who wrote in the Leonese language (born c. 1474)
- "A Florentine Tradesman's Diary", The Saturday Review, collected in The Living Age ..., ed. Eliakim Littell and Robert S. Littell, pub. Littell, Son & Company, 1884, pp. 52-53.
- Matras, Yaron (2002). Romani: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-02330-0.
- Lindsey, Karen (1996). Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-201-40823-2.