Q. What exactly do you mean by ‘belles lettres’?

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According to the preferred dictionary, Merriam-Webster, ‘belles lettres’ is defined as “literature that is an end in itself and not merely informative; specifically: light, entertaining, and often sophisticated literature.”

It is a French term literally translated to "fine letters" or "beautiful writing." It is literature that is meant to entertain.

  • Last Updated May 14, 2020
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