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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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Pincombe emphasizes the belletristic aspects of humanism, laying great stress on a comment of Harvey's about 'superficial humanists' where, it seems to me, the opprobrium is taken wholly by 'superficial', while in context 'humanist' is identical to 'scholar'.
Newman's A Practical System of Rhetoric: A Case of American Belletristic Theory on Praxis." Advances in the History of Rhetoric, vol.
My first experience of Angela Carter was The Sadeiatt Woman, her 1979 belletristic defense of the Marquis de Sade as a moral pornographer and protofeminist.
Statistical data are not available, but the belletristic literature abounds in references to the corrupt practices of the political and administrative establishment.
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?
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.
Duyckcinck had formed a belletristic library that included many of Elia's favorites: Donne, the Duchess of Newcastle, Ben Jonson.
245-265) showed, for millennia creativity was regarded as occurring only in fine art, belletristic, and the like.
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.