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PA 3050‑4505     Greek literature

PA 5000‑5660     Byzantine and modern Greek literature

PA 6000‑6971     Roman literature

PA 8001‑8595     Medieval and modern Latin literature

PG 2900-(3698)     Russian literature

PJ 1-(9500)     Oriental philology and literature

PJ 306-489     Literature

PJ 1001-1989     Egyptology

PJ 1481-1989     Literature.  Inscriptions

PJ 4501-5192     Hebrew

PJ 5001-5060     Literature

PJ 7501-8517     Arabic literature

PK 1-(9601)     Indo-Iranian philology and literature

PK 1931-2212     Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani languages and


PK 6001-6996     Iranian philology and literature

PK 6400-(6599.7)     Literature

PK 8001-8832     Armenian

PK 8501-8832     Literature

PL (490)-495     Far Eastern languages and literature

PL 501-889     Japanese language and literature

PL 700-889     Japanese literature

PL 901-998     Korean language and literature

PL 950-998     Korean literature

PL 1001-3208     Chinese language and literature

PL 2250-3208     Chinese literature

PL 3512     Malaysian literature

PL 3515     Singapore literature

PL 8000-8844     African languages and literature

PL 8009.5-8014     Literature

PN 1-6790     Literature (General)

PN 1-9     Periodicals

PN 20-30     Societies

PN 45-57     Theory.  Philosophy.  Esthetics

PN 59-72     Study and teaching

PN 80-99     Criticism

PN 101-245     Authorship

PN 172-239     Technique.  Literary composition, etc.

PN 241-241.5     Translating as a literary pursuit

PN 441-1009.5     Literary history

PN 451-497     Biography

PN 500-519     Collections

PN 597-605     Special relations, movements, and currents of literature

PN 610-779     By period

PN 611-649     Ancient

PN 661-694     Medieval (to 1500)

PN 683-687     Legends

PN 688-691     Poetry

PN 692-693     Prose.  Prose fiction

PN 695-779     Modern

PN 715-749     Renaissance (1500-1700)

PN 801-820     Romance literature

PN 821-840     Germanic literature

PN 841     Black literature (General)

PN 842     Jewish literature in various languages

PN 851-(884)     Comparative literature

PN (905)-1008     Folk literature

PN 980-995     Fables

PN 1008.2-1009.5     Juvenile literature

PN 1010-1525     Poetry

PN 1031-1049     Theory, philosophy, relations, etc.

PN 1065-1085     Relations to, and treatment of, special subjects

PN 1110-1279     History and criticism

PN 1301-1333     Epic poetry

PN 1341-1347     Folk poetry

PN 1351-1389     Lyric poetry

PN 1530     The monologue

PN 1551     The dialogue

PN 1560-1590     The performing arts.  Show business

PN 1585-1589     Centers for the performing arts

PN 1600-3307     Drama

PN 3311-3503     Prose.  Prose fiction

PN 3329-3352     Philosophy, theory, etc.

PN 3355-3383     Technique.  Authorship

PN 3427-3448     Special kinds of fiction.  Fiction genres

PN 3451-3503     History

PN 4001-4355     Oratory.  Elocution, etc.

PN 4071-4095     Study and teaching

PN 4177-4191     Debating

PN 4199-4321     Recitations (in English)

PN 4331-4355     Recitations in foreign languages

PN 4390     Diaries

PN 4400     Letters (Literary history)

PN 4500     Essays (Literary history)

PN 6010-6790     Collections of general literature

PN 6066-6069     Special classes of authors

PN 6080-6095     Quotations

PN 6081-6084     English

PN 6086-6089     French

PN 6090-6110     German

PN 6099-6110     Poetry

PN 6110.5-6120     Drama

PN 6120.15-6120.95     Fiction

PN 6121-6129     Orations

PN 6130-6140     Letters

PN 6141-6145     Essays

PN 6146.5-6231     Wit and humor

PN 6157-6222     By region or country

PN 6233-6238     Anacreontic literature

PN 6244-6246     Literary extracts.  Commonplace books

PN 6249-6258     Ana

PN 6259-6268     Anecdotes.  Table talk

PN 6269-6278     Aphorisms.  Apothegms

PN 6279-6288     Epigrams

PN 6288.5-6298     Epitaphs

PN 6299-6308     Maxims

PN 6309-6318     Mottoes

PN 6319-6328     Sayings, bon mots, etc.

PN 6329-6338     Thoughts

PN 6340-6348     Toasts

PN 6348.5-6358     Emblems, devices

PN 6361     Paradoxes

PN 6366-6377     Riddles, acrostics, charades, conundrums, etc.

PN 6400-6525     Proverbs

PN 6700-6790     Comic books, strips, etc.

PQ 1-3999     French literature

PQ 4001-5999     Italian literature

PQ 6001-8929     Spanish literature

PQ 9000-9999     Portuguese literature

PR 1-9680     English literature

PS 1-3576     American literature

PS (8001-8599)     Canadian  literature       

PT 1-4897     German literature

PT 5001-5980     Dutch literature

PT 6000-6467.36     Flemish literature since 1830

PT 6500-6593.36     Afrikaans literature

PT 7001-7099     Scandinavian literature

PT 7101-7338     Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian

PT 7351-7550     Modern Icelandic literature

PT 7581-7599     Faroese literature

PT 7601-8260     Danish literature

PT 8301-9155     Norwegian literature

PT 9201-9999     Swedish literature

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