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Synonyms for belles-lettres

creative writing valued for esthetic content

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Fear also gave the media's would-be belletrists the chance to show off their creativity in the quality papers.
Thus, flamenco music is a multilayered phenomenon that cannot be reduced (just to give an example) to its Oriental influences (the scales are indeed similar to those of North African music and the cante can be compared with synagogue chanting) and the primitivist, unscientific approach of belletrists (even when they are first-class poets like Federico Garcia Lorca).