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?
"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 fiction, poetry, drama, 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 Encyclopædia 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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