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Black and white photograph of American writer James Agee.

James Agee

(1909 - 1955)

Color portrait of Greek poet Anacreon.

Anacreon

(c. 582 BC - c. 485 BC)

Anyte

(c. 320 BC - c. 280 BC)

American writer Barbara Lazear Ascher.

Barbara Lazear Ascher

Black and white photograph of American Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

Clara Barton

(1821 - 1912)

Engraving of the medieval Arab traveler Ibn Battuta.

Ibn Battuta

(1304 - c. 1369)

Black and white photograph of English writer and traveler Gertrude Bell.

Gertrude Bell

(1868 - 1926)

Color image of English novelist Charlotte Brontë with book in hand.

Charlotte Brontë

(1816 - 1855)

Painted portrait of English physician and author Thomas Browne.

Thomas Browne

(1605 - 1682)

Black and white photograph of English poet Robert Browning seated.

Robert Browning

(1812 - 1889)

Black and white photograph of American writer and critic Anatole Broyard.

Anatole Broyard

(1920 - 1990)

Black and white photograph of Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel.

Luis Buñuel

(1900 - 1983)

Fresco of Franciscan friar and traveler Giovanni da Pian del Carpine.

Giovanni da Pian del Carpini

(c. 1180 - 1252)

Photograph of American editor Brent Cunningham.

Brent Cunningham

Color portrait of English poet John Donne.

John Donne

(1572 - 1631)

Black and white photograph of French writer and film director Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras

(1914 - 1996)

Sculpture bust of Greek dramatist Euripides.

Euripides

(c. 484 BC - c. 406 BC)

Ahmad Ibn Fadlan

(c. 900 - c. 922)

Black and white photograph of former American Marine Guy Gabaldon.

Guy Gabaldon

(1926 - 2006)

Mumon Gensen

(1323 - 1390)

Photograph of Soviet Russian writer and journalist Vasily Grossman.

Vasily Grossman

(1905 - 1964)

Black and white image of Persian lyric poet Hafez.

Hafiz

(c. 1320 - c. 1390)

Color portrait of Chinese writer and poet Han Yu.

Han Yu

(768 - 824)

Painting of Greek philosopher Heraclitus weeping over a globe.

Heraclitus

(c. 540 BC - c. 480 BC)