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A person who is interested in and knowledgeable about literature:‘a collaboration between the most distinguished poets and littérateurs of the day’
writer, feature writer, contributor, journalist, correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswomanView synonyms
- ‘On board the middle-aged littérateur is mightily pleased with himself - more particularly he is pleased with his literary reputation and power.’
- ‘With his staggeringly prolific output of soundtracks, operas, theatre works, string quartets, symphonies, and concerti, Philip Glass has become the classical musical analogue to littérateur Joyce Carol Oates.’
- ‘Three years ago, celebrated littérateur Arundhati Roy made a mind-boggling comparison.’
- ‘One's opinions on veracity might determine whether or not one agrees with the proposition that Tristram Shandy is an appropriate model for the on-line littérateur.’
- ‘The reality seems to have been that in these years the young littérateur, entirely wrapped up in discoveries and experiments of the imagination, effectively ignored the fate of his country.’
Early 19th century: French.
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