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Belletristik


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German equivalent of belles-lettres, i.e. literature excluding historical, philosophical, and scientific writing. The word first appeared in German in the form Belletrist, ‘writer of belles-lettres’, about 1730. The form Belliteratur occurs in J. M. R. Lenz's Anmerkungen übers Theater (1774).

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