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  • n. The writing of belles-lettres


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  • Preferring formal grammar and clarity over “belletrism”, though not necessarily.

    Matthew Yglesias » Wieseltier vs Sullivan

  • Though Chambers was a passionate literary man, always the intellectual, insatiably and relentlessly curious, in the last analysis it was action, not belletrism, that moved him most deeply.

    Buckley Athwart History


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