The following passage in an article in The Guardian titled Occupy was right: Capitalism failed the world (April 13, 2014) comments on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the twenty-first century, a work of scholarship that has attracted worldwide attention.
“And indeed it has to be said that Capital in the twenty-first century is surprisingly readable. It is packed with anecdotes and literary references that illuminate the narrative. It also helps that it is fluently translated by Arthur Goldhammer, a literary stylist who has tackled the work of the likes of Albert Camus. But even so, as I note that Piketty’s bookshelves are lined with such headache-inducing titles as The Principles of Microeconomics and The Political Influence of Keynesianism, simple folk like me still need some help here.”
This is the first time I have encountered the expression 'literary stylist'. Does it refer to a characteristic of the writer, or to an established genre of literature or rhetorical mode? What does it mean? Is it a common term like 'fashion stylist'?