Belles Lettres

belles-let·tres
( plural noun ) french for "fine letters"
"cognitive aesthetics"

1. essays, particularly of literary and artistic criticism, written and read primarily for their aesthetic effect.

2. literature considered as a fine art.

Franz Kafka defined belles lettres as " organized violence done on ordinary speech."

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