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Belles Lettres

 

in a broad sense, artistic literature in general; in a narrower and more widely used sense, artistic prose as distinguished from poetry and drama.

Sometimes, literature that is incomplete artistically and in ideas is included in belles lettres. The concept of belletriza-tion is widely used to designate the attempt by many authors of scholarly and scholarly artistic books to combine documentary material with elements of artistic narrative in the interests of entertainment.

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Fabre [1999], Paris, Les Belles Lettres, "CUF", 2007 [1925]).
Hersant, Les Belles Lettres, Paris, 1993 ("Oeuvres completes de Giordano Bruno", I).
In Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres -- delivered, says Henry Meikle, `apparently without change every session for twenty-four years'(13) -- we can read two sets of tensions in relation to the status of rhetoric.
Austen's indebtedness to the eighteenth-century rhetorician Hugh Blair has been well documented, (2) and a discussion of the sublime is a major theme in his Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.
Both Poe and Twain, in pointing to examples of Cooper's faults as a writer, adhere to the fundamentals of eighteenth-century, prescriptive rules and to fundamentals of rhetoric and composition that would have been available to them in complete or in adapted editions of Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres by Hugh Blair.
Bedrooms might also contain a desk where women read and wrote, thus forming a public of distant family and friends and belles lettres.
Deux Index viennent enrichir ce volume, qui me donne neanmoins envie, apres lecture, d'en suggerer un autre, recent aussi, qui peut le completer: dans Histoire et morale dans les "Vies Paralleles" de Plutarque (Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1996), Francoise Frazier, bien que se consacrant entierement aux Vies Paralleles, est tout entiere appliquee a dessiner egalement l'univers de Plutarque, ses vues sur le passe, la vie de la cite, la civilisation, une facon "de faire apparaitre, sur fond d'Histoire, une carriere et une personnalite.
In 1987, Charles Simmons published The Belles Lettres Papers, a roman a clef about his years as an editor at The New York Times Book Review.
To bring out more precisely just how Muslims have viewed their own artistic production, Irwin draws heavily on a broad selection of written sources, such as poetry, belles lettres, travel narratives, chronicles, mystic meditations, treatises on optics and much else.
Halqa is an organisation of the lovers and fans of belles lettres, who write short stories, novels and express their balanced and candid opinions on the works of their companions as well as other contemporaries.
Ayalon restates the standard assumption that traditional literary norms of classical Arabic belles lettres were unsuitable for mass-circulation printed texts, and notes that the press played a vital role in developing a leaner style of Arabic that could still be conceptually linked to "classical" culture.