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Portrait bust of Greek dramatist Aeschylus.

Aeschylus

(c. 525 BC - 456 BC)

Apollinaris the Younger

(c. 310 - c. 390)

Portrait of Francis Bacon in sixteenth-century armor.

Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626)

American writer Nicholson Baker.

Nicholson Baker

St. Benedict

Saint Benedict

(c. 480 - c. 547)

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce

(1842 - c. 1914)

Historian and novelist Philipp Blom.

Philipp Blom

Photograph of Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

(1899 - 1986)

German Nazi leader Martin Bormann.

Martin Bormann

(1900 - 1945)

Cherokee leader and newspaper editor Elias Boudinot.

Elias Boudinot

(c. 1803 - 1839)

German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht

(1898 - 1956)

Exiled South African writer Breyten Breytenbach.

Breyten Breytenbach

Black power leader H. Rap Brown.

H. Rap Brown

Black and white photo of Lenny Bruce being frisked by an officer

Lenny Bruce

(1925 - 1966)

Sepia toned photograph of Lewis Carroll in a suit, reading a book

Lewis Carroll

(1832 - 1898)

Andreas the Chaplain

(1174 - 1238)

British writer Bruce Chatwin.

Bruce Chatwin

(1940 - 1989)

American writer John Cheever.

John Cheever

(1912 - 1982)

Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 BC - 43 BC)

American black militant Eldridge Cleaver.

Eldridge Cleaver

(1935 - 1998)

Pope Clement V.

Pope Clement V

(c. 1260 - 1314)

Italian Franciscan friar and historian Salimbene Di Adam.

Salimbene di Adam

(1221 - c. 1290)

French man of letters Denis Diderot.

Denis Diderot

(1713 - 1784)

Photograph of Joan Didion

Joan Didion