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Works of literary criticism should be assigned subjects in this section only and not assigned subjects in sections designed for works written in a specific literary form (e.g., DRAMA).  Criticism of drama, poetry, or children's literature should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama", "LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry" or "LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature", respectively, along with any other subjects needed in this section.  Criticism of certain genres of fiction is also represented.

LIT000000     LITERARY CRITICISM / General

LIT004010     LITERARY CRITICISM / African

LIT004020     LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General

LIT004040     LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American & Black

LIT004030     LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American & Pacific Islander

LIT004050     LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic & Latino

LIT023000     LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Regional

LIT004190     LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical

LIT008000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / General

LIT008010     LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Chinese

LIT008020     LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Indic

LIT008030     LITERARY CRITICISM / Asian / Japanese

LIT004070     LITERARY CRITICISM / Australian & Oceanian

LIT007000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading

LIT004080     LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian

LIT004100     LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American

                                 LITERARY CRITICISM / Central American & South American see Caribbean & Latin American

LIT009000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's & Young Adult Literature

                                  LITERARY CRITICISM / Classical see Ancient & Classical

LIT017000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels

LIT020000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature


LIT004130     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General

LIT004110     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Eastern (see also Russian & Soviet)

LIT004120     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

LIT004150     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French

LIT004170     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German

LIT004200     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Italian

LIT004250     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian

LIT004280     LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese

LIT022000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

                              LITERARY CRITICISM / Fantasy see Science Fiction & Fantasy

                              LITERARY CRITICISM / Far Eastern see headings under Asian

LIT003000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist

LIT004180     LITERARY CRITICISM / Gothic & Romance

LIT021000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Horror & Supernatural


LIT004060     LITERARY CRITICISM / Indigenous

LIT027000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island *



LIT011000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval

LIT004220     LITERARY CRITICISM / Middle Eastern

LIT024000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General

LIT024010     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 16th Century

LIT024020     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century

LIT024030     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century

LIT024040     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century

LIT024050     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century

LIT024060     LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 21st Century

LIT004230     LITERARY CRITICISM / Mystery & Detective

LIT028000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Native American *

LIT026000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Novel as Form

                                  LITERARY CRITICISM / Oceanian see Australian & Oceanian

                                  LITERARY CRITICISM / Oriental see headings under Asian


LIT012000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference

LIT019000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance

LIT004240     LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Soviet

LIT004260     LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & Fantasy

LIT006000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory

LIT015000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare

LIT018000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Short Stories

                              LITERARY CRITICISM / South & Southeast Asian see headings under Asian

LIT025000     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General

LIT025060     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Culture, Race & Ethnicity

LIT025070     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Gender Identity

LIT025010     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Historical Events

LIT025080     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Love & Erotica

LIT025020     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Nature

LIT025030     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Politics

LIT025040     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Religion

LIT025050     LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women

                                 LITERARY CRITICISM / Theory see Semiotics & Theory

LIT004290     LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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