History ‘was considered a branch of belles-lettres .’
He himself writes Hellenistic (standard Greek), as befitted a technical writer; Atticism (imitation of classical Athenian authors) was confined to belles-lettres .
So if the peer group is the Court, the discourse appropriate to such a dispersed social sphere would be belles-lettres .
Only a few years before, Longfellow had become professor of modern languages and belles-lettres at Harvard University.
Books of literate and entertaining essays on occasional topics - what used to be called belles-lettres - are no longer common, and that is a shame.
This is downright impossible unless you reach for the treasury of belles-lettres , for its rich variety of expression.
We review both belles-lettres and nonfiction.
he inspired me with the desire to restore writing on art to nineteenth century belles-lettres
Lowenstein notes that the exclusion of Jews from prestigious professions such as the higher bureaucracy, military, and judiciary stimulated cultural creativity in more open environments such as journalism and belles-lettres .
A prolific and often acute essayist, Kames's interests ranged from metaphysics to manners, morals, jurisprudence, belles-lettres , and agricultural improvement.