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French theologian and philosopher Peter Abelard.

Peter Abelard

(1079 - 1142)

Photograph of British novelist and editor J.R. Ackerley with dog.

J.R. Ackerley

(1896 - 1967)

Black and white photograph of American writer James Agee.

James Agee

(1909 - 1955)

Color drawing of Jane Austen sitting in a chair wearing a blue dress

Jane Austen

(1775 - 1817)

Portrait of Francis Bacon in sixteenth-century armor.

Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626)

Photograph of American writer James Baldwin.

James Baldwin

(1924 - 1987)

American writer Saul Bellow.

Saul Bellow

(1915 - 2005)

Italian poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio.

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 - 1375)

Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt.

Jacob Burckhardt

(1818 - 1897)

Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar

(c. 100 BC - 44)

French poet and author Christine de Pisan.

Christine de Pisan

(1364 - c. 1430)

Lawyer, writer, and professor Amy Chua.

Amy Chua

Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Confucius

(551 BC - 479 BC)

American writer Philip Connors.

Philip Connors

English playwright, actor, and composer Noël Coward.

Noël Coward

(1899 - 1973)

Image of English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin

(1809 - 1882)

American comedian and writer Larry David.

Larry David

Claire Démar

(1799 - 1833)

Florentine ruler and patron Lorenzo de Medici.

Lorenzo de’ Medici

(1449 - 1492)

Black and white photograph of Emily Dickinson sitting next to a desk.

Emily Dickinson

(1830 - 1886)

American writer Theodore Dreiser.

Theodore Dreiser

(1871 - 1945)

Brazilian poet and journalist Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

Carlos Drummond de Andrade

(1902 - 1987)

American sociologist and reformer W. E. B. Du Bois.

W.E.B. Du Bois

(1868 - 1963)

T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

(1888 - 1965)