man of letters
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a writer, scholar, editor, etc., esp. one whose work is in the field of literature
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noun pl. men of lettersThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A man who is devoted to literary or scholarly pursuits.