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belles lettres

A French phrase meaning fine letters, used to mean works of literature.
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Noun1.belles lettres - creative writing valued for esthetic contentbelles lettres - creative writing valued for esthetic content
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
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Pelet was accustomed to read passages from the drama and the belles lettres to his pupils.
To the ministry of foreign affairs belonged the administration of justice, the household of the king, and all that concerned arts, sciences, and belles lettres.
Urdu and Indo-Persian Thought, Poetics, and Belles Lettres
Les noms, du moins pour certains, font le buzz dans les reseaux sociaux specialises, a l'image de l'etonnant Said Khatibi, ou encore Seddik Hadj Ahmed- Du haut d'un parcours couronne de succes, et une notoriete internationale rarement dementie, Wassini Laredj se presente aujourd'hui comme le [beaucoup moins que] porte-parole [beaucoup plus grand que] des belles lettres algeriennes.
The essays on Smith's lectures, On Rhetoric and Belles Lettres (Vivienne Brown) and On Jurisprudence (Knud Haakonssen), are especially welcome since both sets of lectures remain underexplored.
Here, Kilito demonstrates the key role narrative has played in the development of Arab belles lettres and moral philosophy.
Still, the terrors of history are mitigated by the emotionally rich history of the quotidian that Zei convincingly recreates through her child- and teen-self's picaresque vision: her interactions with her large family and her inspired teachers; her many friendships and acquaintances with persons whom the Greek reader immediately recognizes as key figures of the Greek intelligentsia, belles lettres, and beaux arts (admittedly the largest part of the book); her adventurous love affair with and marriage to playwright Yiorgos Sevastikoglou (right in the middle of the Nazi occupation); the role of the Zei women and their friends in the leftist resistance against the Nazis; the hopes and dreams of the war generations for world peace, creative freedom, and the power of art.
LEBEGUE, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, "CUF", 2008 (1939).
After considering the predecessors of science fiction in Ukrainian belles lettres, it focuses on specific authors and the particular themes they explored in their work, putting them in the context of a wider political history of USSR and independent Ukraine.
Une Rencontre placee sous le double signe de l'amitie-attirance allee avec l'elegance du beau style : Actualites Eecrit par Stephanie Michineau Fragments d'un discours culturel Quand un ecrivain contemporain marocain d'envergure rencontre une ecrivaine contemporaine consacree Arts et Belles Lettres Francaises, cela donne le genre de Rencontres a immortaliser dans un beau livre.
En Inglaterra, la traduccion de la obra, con el titulo The method of teaching and studying the belles lettres, fue publicada por primera vez en 1734 (Londres, A.