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German socialist philosopher Friedrich Engels.

Friedrich Engels

(1820 - 1895)

Sculpture bust of Greek dramatist Euripides.

Euripides

(c. 484 BC - c. 406 BC)

American essayist and reporter Anne Fadiman.

Anne Fadiman

Black and white photograph of Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud with cigar.

Sigmund Freud

(1856 - 1949)

Shen Fu

(1763 - c. 1825)

English poet, novelist, and classicist Robert Graves.

Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985)

English novelist and poet Thomas Hardy.

Thomas Hardy

(1840 - 1928)

At the age of seventeen, Hawthorne mused to his mother about the possibility of “relying for support upon my pen.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804 - 1864)

Iranian author Sadegh Hedayat.

Sadegh Hedayat

(1903 - 1951)

Bust of Hesiod

Hesiod

African-American left-wing activist and author George Jackson.

George Jackson

(1941 - 1971)

Writer Henry James.

Henry James

(1843 - 1916)

Juvenal

(c. 60 - c. 130)

Black and white photograph of German-language writer Franz Kafka.

Franz Kafka

(1883 - 1924)

Color photograph of writer and editor Garret Keizer.

Garret Keizer

Drawing of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.

Søren Kierkegaard

(1813 - 1855)

Jamaica Kincaid

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

Black and white photograph of English poet and librarian Philip Larkin.

Philip Larkin

(1922 - 1985)

Engraving of Greek satirist Lucian.

Lucian

(125 - c. 180)

American author and scholar Norman Maclean.

Norman Maclean

(1902 - 1990)

Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician Moses Maimonides.

Moses Maimonides

(1135 - 1204)

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

(121 - 180)

Black and white photograph of critic and novelist Mary McCarthy.

Mary McCarthy

(1912 - 1989)