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Synonyms for belles-lettres

creative writing valued for esthetic content

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One project is a meticulous academic study bridging intellectual history and literary criticism by examining how Arab intellectuals and belletrists have dealt with sexuality.
Yet "the lords of the reviewing world before the Great War were the bookmen and belletrists Andrew Lang, Edmund Gosse and George Saintsbury" (155).
Furness received training in Germany, so did the great nineteenth-century belletrists like George Ticknor and Longfellow.
Belletrists and closeted architects love the buildings, which never quite conform to their own conceptual schemata and invariably present themselves as symphonies of nuance and detail, of angled light, shifting texture, and palpable atmosphere.
Fear also gave the media's would-be belletrists the chance to show off their creativity in the quality papers.