Crist, Robert L.

Dr. Robert L. Crist is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Athens. Dr. Crist received his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

An Experiential Theory for the Interpretation of Poetry: Why We Like What We Like
2017 1-4955-0585-5
An examination of the interrelationship of of poetry and theory shows that theoretical approaches to lyrical texts are not mutually exclusive but endlessly complementary. The application of of theories to poems in the twelve sections of the study demonstrates both the fecundity of theory and the openness of texts to exhaustless appreciation.