Belletrist



literature regarded as a fine art, especially as having a purely aesthetic function.
light and elegant literature, especially that which is excessively refined, characterized by aestheticism, and minor in subject, substance, or scope.
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a writer of belles-lettres
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(functioning as sing) literary works, esp essays and poetry, valued for their aesthetic rather than their informative or moral content
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