Translation of belles-lettres in Spanish:

belles-lettres

bellas letras, n.

Pronunciation /bɛlˈlɛtr(ə)//ˌbɛlˈlɛtrə/

plural noun

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    bellas letras feminine
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • We review both belles-lettres and nonfiction.
    • 'With an Essay on Style' and 'Essays from the Guardian' encapsulate his engagement with Victorian periodical journalism and belles-lettres.
    • This is downright impossible unless you reach for the treasury of belles-lettres, for its rich variety of expression.