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English and Creative Writing - Subject Guide

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Selected English and Creative Writing Reference Resources

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Here is a detailed list of  Dewey numbers relating to English and Creative Writing:

Dewey number Description
800

Literature and Rhetoric

801 Philosophy and Theory of Literature
801.92 Psychology of Literature
801.95 Theory, Technique, History of Literary Criticism
803 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Concordances
808.02 Authorship and Editorial Techniques
808.1 Theory of Poetry
808.2 Theory of Drama
808.3 Theory of Fiction
808.81

Anthologies of Poetry

808.82 Anthologies of Drama
808.83 Anthologies of Fiction
808.83876 Anthologies of Science Fiction
808.83876a Science Fiction - Australian Authors
808.838.76e Science Fiction - English Authors
808.83876u Science Fiction - USA Authors
809.3876 Science Fiction - History and Criticism
823 Irish Literature
824 English Literature
825.4 Indian Literature in English
826 African Literature in English
827.3 North American Literature
829.3 New Zealand Literature
829.4 Australian Literature
831 German Literature
841 French Literature
851 Italian Literature
861 Spanish Literature
862 Spanish American Literature
871 Russian Literature
881 Chinese Literature
883 Japanese Literature
899.221 Indonesian Literature
899.223 Malay Literature