1. written and regarded for aesthetic value rather than content
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  • It was written with newspapers before me," Southey recalled, "as fast as newspaper could be put into blank verse" (LR 1. 3n), and Woodring offers that "Few belletristic works signed by major writers can ever have come hotter from the chronicled events" (195). Introduction
  • Her belletristic analysis of bin Laden as "the American president's dark doppelganger" crosses over into Sillyville. The Voices Of Dissent
  • The legacy, however, of this controversy still clings to London like sticky pitch: all of his Northland sagas are labelled as "literature for children and youth" whereas Martin Eden and other "mature" fiction is catalogued and sold as "fine" or belletristic literature. A Bibliographical Essay
  • Clever but accessible, Wallace eschews what he calls "academese," and even when using words like "belletristic" or "ethicopolitical" he sounds neither confusing nor pretentious. Independent Collegian RSS
  • “The culture has become very journalistic, as opposed to one that was belletristic,” she said. Vagina Mama-Log
  • The belletristic form to which The Spectator belongs is integral to implementing this future for philosophy. Post-Secular Conviviality
  • On one hand I am too severe, holding a reductive and even dismissive view of the value of literature and literary study; on the other, I am too indulgent, giving in to the same basic background of general belletristic humanism covering the same set of books. The Ghost Writer
  • Today belles lettres both in French and English, is used rather rarely and the noun “belletrist” and the adjective “belletristic” have assumed a faintly derisive shade of frivolity and incon - sequence. LITERATURE AND ITS COGNATES
  • This book, he says, “celebrates … critical writing that honors the best belletristic tradition of our nonfiction prose” and therefore he has focused on “film criticism as an art in itself the magnet for strong, elegant, eloquent, enjoyable writing.” Another 5001 Nights at the Movies
  • Participation in this project remains high, with contributors unearthing older favorites from all over the belletristic spectrum. Archive 2008-07-01
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