Thursday, October 6, 2011

In Your DreamS

Thanks to David for pointing out the Library of Congress' wishful cataloging of Edmund White's Caracole:

         1. Teenage boys—Psychology—Fiction

Gabriel, arguably, is the main character, but who is the other boy? Perhaps the LOC cataloguer was beguiled—as who of us hasn't been—by Herbert List's wonderful cover photo:


Robert Muir said...

Could they be one and the same?

Terry said...

Thinking about it further, there may be, on the other hand, no LC category "Teenage Boy."

Philip Clark said...

I haven't read Caracole, but as a librarian, I can clear this up: subject categories in cataloging records always take the plural.

Tim said...

is there a list of these (LOC) categories? online? And who gets to augment them? ("Ninja," e.g., must be a recent addition.)