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Literary Criticism

Definition of literary criticism from the Cambridge online dictionary

The formal study and discussion of works of literature, for example by judging and explaining their importance and meaning.


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Literature of region/language
Dewey number
American and Canadian 810
     (likewise for 821, 831, etc.)
     (likewise for 822, 832, etc.)
     (likewise for 823, 833, etc.)
English 820
German 830
French 840
Italian 850
Spanish and Portuguese 860
Latin 870
Greek 880
Other languages 890
     East and Southeast Asia      895
     African      896
     North American Indian      897
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Charlotte Gerstein

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