belles-lettres belles-lettres

Definition(s):

  • (n) creative writing valued for esthetic content

Usage(s):

  • His remark suggests the intrigue that occurs in the demimonde of belles-lettres over the some 1,850 French literary prizes that are awarded each year.

News

  • Paris hotels attempt to lure customers by playing up literary links | theguardian.com

    Exploiting cultural connections has become a profitable marketing ploy for hoteliers in the French capital. The rise of the belles-lettres establishment, celebrating France's literary culture, and even that of its neighbours, is the latest marketing sensation in the French capital, as hoteliers come up with ever more innovative – or desperate – ways to attract guests.
    on August 26, 2013     Source: Hospitality Net

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