American poet Robert Frost.

Robert Frost

(1874 - 1963)

Ukrainian-born Russian novelist Nikolai Gogol.

Nikolai Gogol

(1809 - 1852)

American singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.

Woody Guthrie

(1912 - 1967)

Bust of Hesiod


German writer, composer, and painter E. T. A. Hoffmann.

E.T.A. Hoffmann

(1776 - 1822)

American author, essayist, and editor Donovan Hohn.

Donovan Hohn

Portrait bust of presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey Homer.


(c. 800 BC - 725 BC)

Photograph of African-American poet and writer Langston Hughes.

Langston Hughes

(1902 - 1967)

French art historian and member of the French Resistance Agnès Humbert.

Agnès Humbert

(1894 - 1963)

American abolitionist and author Harriet Jacobs.

Harriet Jacobs

(1813 - 1897)

American animator, writer, and director Mike Judge.

Mike Judge

Professor of critical theory and cultural history Ben Kafka.

Ben Kafka

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

Franz Kafka

(1883 - 1924)

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

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

Philip Larkin

(1922 - 1985)

Edwin Lefèvre

(1871 - 1943)

Color portrait of German theologian and reformer Martin Luther.

Martin Luther

(1483 - 1546)

Painted portrait of Florentine statesman and philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.

Niccolò Machiavelli

(1469 - 1527)

American author and scholar Norman Maclean.

Norman Maclean

(1902 - 1990)

American playwright and author David Mamet.

David Mamet

British writer Bernard Mandeville.

Bernard Mandeville

(1670 - 1733)

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius

(121 - 180)

Black and white photograph of German revolutionary, economist, sociologist, and historian Karl Marx.

Karl Marx

(1818 - 1883)

Black and white image of American writer Herman Melville.

Herman Melville

(1819 - 1891)