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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. All patronage ought to flow directly from the sovereign.
April is National Literature Month and there are monthlong festivities which explore belles lettres and its links with other art forms, such as music, theater and film, in close to 30 provinces, cities and towns, from Batanes in the north to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in the south.
In another direction, Belles Lettres to my Damn-Self is an abbreviated memoir recounting the author's insights and experiences from pre-birth to her late 20s.
En parall[euro]uA le de son parcours journalistique, Hamid Ali Bouacida, baignait dans le monde des belles lettres, en livrant, en 2006, sa premi[euro]uA re prose, un recueil de nouvelles intitul[euro]u[c] [euro]o[beaucoup moins que] Cinq dans les yeux de Satan [euro]o[beaucoup plus grand que] paru aux [euro]u[c]ditions Casbah.
Urdu and Indo-Persian Thought, Poetics, and Belles Lettres
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.
Paris, Les Belles Lettres, collection des Universites de France.
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.