Monday, December 2, 2013

Belles-Lettres:Wha-What?

 
I discovered the category of Belles-Lettres writings during self-studies of Situationism, I felt like I had found the 'thing' that basically affirms and validates anything I write.
"Hey, everything's wrong with your writing style... blah blah blah..."
"It's Belles-Lettres... you should celebrate its aesthetic qualities!"

BAM! I win! There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance... If you don't get it then get out.

What is Belles-Lettres writing?
From Wikipedia:
"Belles-lettres or belles lettres is a term that is used to describe a category of writing. A writer of belles-lettres is a belletrist. However, the boundaries of that category vary in different usages. Literally, belles-lettres is a French phrase meaning "beautiful" or "fine" writing. In this sense, therefore, it includes all literary works — especially fictionpoetrydrama, or essays — valued for their aesthetic qualities and originality of style and tone. The term thus can be used to refer to literature generally. The Nuttall Encyclopedia, for example, described belles-lettres as the "department of literature which implies literary culture and belongs to the domain of art, whatever the subject may be or the special form; it includes poetry, the drama, fiction, and criticism," while the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition describes it as "the more artistic and imaginative forms of literature, as poetry or romance, as opposed to more pedestrian and exact studies."
Read a bit more form Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belles-lettres



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