Works in the field of literature consist of literary works and works about them. A literary work may consist of an individual work or a collection of works. Works about literature may focus on literature in general, on a type or form of literature, on a particular author, or on a particular work. In subject cataloging, the major facets to be considered are literary form, theme, and character. Subject headings are assigned to bring out these aspects when appropriate. Works of literature and those about literature are distinguished by the syntax and/or the terminology of the headings or by means of subdivisions.

42.5 References

42.51 Literary form headings

42.52 Topical headings representing themes

42.53 Name headings

42.54 Headings combining form and topic

42.55 Literary form subdivisions

See also:

42.0 Works in special subject areas