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Synonyms for belles-lettres

creative writing valued for esthetic content

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This isn't the decision of some snob or belletrist.
Long before Fazlur Rahman's approach, the ninth century belletrist, al-Jahiz (d.
These extremely entertaining shorter pieces by the Basran belletrist, polemicist, philosopher and scholastic Abu Uthman Amir Ibn Bahir Al Jahiz (776-868) aims to give the inrerested reader some insight into the interests and style of Islamic literary culture during one of the most fertile and creative periods of its history, and to instruct us on matters of moral and social concern.
Strachey's reputation as a biographer and belletrist was well established by the time he published this work in 1921, but Queen Victoria was sensationally successful, selling out the first five thousand copies in Britain on its first day and going through four printings that same year; in the United States, it proved even more popular, going through seventeen printings during the 1920s (Holroyd 495).
6) The metaphysical weight of the conversational essay places it at the heart of a generic development almost unnoticed in English philosophy: the migration of philosophical discourse from the eighteenth-century "treatise," which had hitherto been chiefly its realm, into the more informal, more intimate writings of the belletrist.
By that time, at the age of thirty-seven, he'd already achieved the status of Russia's leading young belletrist, his volumes of short stories published, praised and wreathed with awards, his career as a dramatist evolving.
99) and it was written 93 years ago by a Canadian called Arnold Haultain and you may guess at the quality of the writing when you note that the jacket describes Mr (the deferential prefix is essential to describe an author of his eminence) Haultain as a belletrist (look it up.
IABC's estimable belletrist Kathleen Much e-notes "Alden, it might be time to cover the homonyms jell and gel in your CW column.
Depending on his audience, Ahmad will cast himself as a Muslim, a nationalist, a political theorist, or a belletrist, but he is always confidently, unapologetically tribal.