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A writer of belles-lettres.

bel·let′rism n.
bel′le·tris′tic (bĕl′ĭ-trĭs′tĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.belletristic - written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than contentbelletristic - written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content
literate - versed in literature; dealing with literature
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Statistical data are not available, but the belletristic literature abounds in references to the corrupt practices of the political and administrative establishment.
By focusing on a single thread in that complex skein, one may give the impression that concern with rasa was not only a central concern of the belletristic tradition, but its only concern.
Is the text's condition of habitual complication and deferred revelation--that aggressively breaks up the surfaces of the narrative and thereby the potential enjoyment of the self-sufficiency (and even elegance) of many of the close readings tendered--intended as reading's own innate transgressive reward, or the author's private belletristic pleasure?
The prose at the surface sounds more like a belletristic treatise on game theory, informational asymmetry, and market inefficiency.
The Dictys account is in reality first and foremost a rewriting of belletristic texts, the Homeric and cyclic epics (cf.
The description of each personality disorder (mainly following the structure of ICD10, not including the personality disorders detailed exclusively in DSM-5) is illustrated by originally penned case studies, intriguing through the narrative style with belletristic touches, which emphasizes on the socio-familial component and the emotional potential of each individual studied.
Informed by the author's own sources, his insider knowledge, and well-known literary materials, these singular biographical sketches, though delivered episodically, bring the belletristic culture of the Baghdad court to life, particularly in the personal narratives and poetry of cultural heroines otherwise lost to history.
Further, other religious texts like the Quran or sacred texts of Buddhism can be understood similarly and Allison Schachter's "Orientalism, Secularism, and the Crisis of Hebrew Modernism: Reading Leah Goldberg's Avedot" is a good example of how Hebrew texts can be located in wide cultural context: "A secular Hebrew culture arose in Western Europe in the eighteenth century, preceded by centuries of belletristic writing in Hebrew, first in Spain, then in Italy and Northern Europe, and initiated by Jewish intellectuals who embraced the Enlightenment ideas circulating in Germany at the time" (347).
These notes, which evidently include some underlinings but very little by way of annotation, reflect a belletristic prescriptivism that appears to have had a double influence on Stendhal in the years up to 1804.
This belletristic conceptual art book is a production of the Chair of Design of Constructions at Delft U.
Nicknamed "El Nino" after the calamitous oceanic phenomena that can create havoc throughout the globe, Justice Scalia has demonstrated his rhetorical skills in opinion after opinion, leaving no doubt that he is a master of metaphor and other belletristic flourishes.