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(ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ-)

sing. of literati.
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Employing Bourdieu's framework regarding the "field of cultural production," Hill analyzes how Lin as an "old-style" literatus eventually faded from the central stage of modern Chinese literary and intellectual history following the rise of modern intellectuals around the May Fourth period.
The literatus said the board had published 32 books so far on various genres of the language without any official support.
Born in 1881 in a mountain village in the Apennines, not far from the marble quarries of Carrara, Enrico Pea was just the kind of Odyssean literatus who was bound to appeal to Ezra Pound.