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You can use the LCSH headings but code them in 655:

655 _0 Ismaili literature.
  or
655 _0 Ismaili poetry.

Or you could use 386 for the creators of the literature, and combine that 
with what's in LCGFT now, e.g.

386 __ $n rel $a Ismailites $2 lcsh
655 _7 $a Literature. $2 lcgft

Adam

On Fri, 19 Jun 2015, Penny Swanson wrote:

> Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:24:43 -0700
> From: Penny Swanson <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: Religious literature
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> Hi all;
>
> We are looking for a genre heading to cover Ismaili literature. We were hoping for an LCGTF "Religious literature" just as there is "Religious poetry", but it is not there. Any ideas on what could be used instead?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Penny
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