from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A writer of belles-lettres.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who writes or is concerned with belles-lettres
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One devoted to belles-lettres.
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Soft Skull publisher and all-around NYC belletrist Richard Nash recently posted a scathing opinion piece on this site about Book Expo America's decision to limit floor hours (and effectively cancel an opening night party) at BEA 2010.
David Duchovny reprises the role of Moody, the bawdy, cocksure and terminally lovesick belletrist transplanted from his native New York to Venice Beach.
A PERI-palooza of other groups with a leg up on stardom: Rock Bottom Remainders: Dave Barry, Stephen King and Amy Tan lead belletrist bar band.
One of the five he named is philosopher and belletrist Brandon Watson of Siris who, declining to use the delightfully ego-stroking graphic offered to us, has in turned memed me.
Peter Riis, proprietor of The New Companion and a "shameless and hardened belletrist," noticed the recent renaissance of hat-related posts here and sent me a link to a glorious advertisement he had posted a couple of years ago:THE PRICE OF FRIENDSHIP.
Today belles lettres both in French and English, is used rather rarely and the noun “belletrist” and the adjective “belletristic” have assumed a faintly derisive shade of frivolity and incon - sequence.
Bond-like hero than erudite belletrist, alluding as nonchalantly to Rage Against the Machine and Bart Simpson as he does 19th century radical French mathematician évariste Galois and René
But writers who overtly seek political change through fiction rarely succeed, according to British belletrist Ferdinand Mount, former editor of the Times Literary Supplement.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an essayist, belletrist, and researcher.
Nicholas Taleb is an essayist, belletrist, and researcher.