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man of letters

A man who is well-versed in literature and related scholarly pursuits. As a man of letters, the professor could easily speak for hours on the works of Shakespeare.
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a man (or woman) of letters

a scholar or writer.
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They came to claim their rights as men of letters who had many ideas to contribute to their country.
She is also prudent to note that the immediate influence of these men of letters on American culture and politics was limited.
Instead of men of letters," Gross writes, "there are academic experts, mass media pundits, cultural functionaries.
While accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, Fo described the special kinship with Moliere and Beolco, who both were mocked and censored by the leading men of letters of their times.
Principled conservative critiques of the educational system by modern men of letters like Irving Babbitt, T.
In 1993 Warren Kirkendale published The Court Musicians in Florence during the Principate of the Medici (Olschki), a comprehensive compendium of all the known archival documentation on the musicians, as well as the artists and men of letters, regularly employed by the Medici Grand Dukes from Cosimo I to Gian Gastone.
Both of these distinguished men of letters led active gay lives while married to attentive, erudite women.
He was the last in a long line of engaged and very public intellectuals, a tradition that included, in the twentieth century alone, Zola, Malraux, Camus; if France is no longer turning out Voltaire-quality men of letters, then what is France?
The correspondence of Allen Tate and Cleanth Brooks, old friends and two of the most outstanding Southern men of letters of their generation, consists of some 250 letters covering a period of forty-three years, from 1933 until 1976.
As a novelist (``The Bridge of San Luis Rey''), playwright (``Our Town,'' ``The Skin of Our Teeth,'' ``The Matchmaker'') and screenwriter (``Shadow of a Doubt''), Wilder created a permanent niche as one of America's most esteemed men of letters.
French poet and novelist, as noted for her friendships with leading men of letters as for her own work.
and many other men of letters were ardent Dreyfus supporters.
The Winchesters are working with the British Men of Letters (BMOL).
Sheikh Salman, also chairman of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), underlined the momentousness of combining Arab efforts, especially by intellectual, men of letters and thinkers, to highlight the bright image of the Arab culture to reinforce constructive and development thinking.
Muscat, May 13 (ONA) Sheikh Mohammed bin Sa'ayid al-Kalbani, Minister of Social Development met with a number of officials of the Boards of Oman Film Society, Omani Journalists Association and Omani Writers and Men of Letters Association, during his visit to the new building, which was constructed at the Airport Highest as per the Royal orders.