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  • n  a writer of literary works

  • He survived her many attempts to analyze him, well enough to become a lyrical novelist (A Boy's Own Story) and a shrewd biographer of the French convict-litterateur Jean Genet.
  • Arthur Symons, 79, British litterateur who outlived the mauve elegance of his contemporaries (Wilde, Beardsley, et al.
  • Playwright of the Year was Thornton Wilder, previously a precious litterateur, whose first play on Broadway, Our Town, was not only ingenious and moving, but a big hit.

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