Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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D Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Use all D* codes for: specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘D’ itself, but select specific categories from section D*. Use all D* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, PLACE 1*, LANGUAGE 2* or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
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DN Biography and non-fiction prose
Class here: life-writing. Use all DN* codes with: another specific subject code where possible, e.g. SFH “Golf” with DNBS.
See also: FC Biographical fiction
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DNX True stories: general
Use all DNX* codes for: for popular accounts of actual events written in a narrative or journalistic style
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DNXR True stories of survival of abuse and injustice
Class here: ‘misery memoirs’. Use for: physical or emotional ordeals arising from deliberate mistreatment, miscarriages of justice, victims of crime, etc.
Prefer: DNXC for objective or criminal’s view of criminal activity.
See also: DNXC True crime, DNXP True stories of heroism, endurance and survival
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