Here are entered works on the principles of criticism in general and of literary criticism in particular.
Criticism in a specific field is entered under the appropriate heading, e.g. Art criticism; English literature--History and criticism; English poetry--History and criticism; Literature--History and criticism; Music--History and criticism.
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subdivision History and criticism under literary, music, film, television program, and video recording form headings, e.g. English literature--History and criticism; Chamber music--History and criticism; Erotic films--History and criticism; also subdivision Criticism and interpretation under names of persons active in the fine arts, literature, music, and performing arts; and subdivision Criticism, interpretation, etc. under names of sacred books or their parts, e.g. Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.
See the examples below.
If the work is primarily a biography, an additional heading will tell you so. The subject will be the class of persons to which the author belongs, subdivided by --Biography. For example, Emily Dickinson's most specific class is "Poets, American--19th Century":
If the work has other topics, the name heading will be paired with a topical heading, such as: