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Painted portrait of second President of the United States John Adams.

John Adams

(1735 - 1826)

English essayist, poet, and dramatist Joseph Addison.

Joseph Addison

(1672 - 1719)

Italian Christian theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas.

Thomas Aquinas

(c. 1224 - 1274)

Black and white photograph of political scientist and philosopher Hannah Arendt holding a cigarette.

Hannah Arendt

(1906 - 1975)

Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto.

Ludovico Ariosto

(1474 - 1533)

Arrian

(c. 86 - c. 160)

Portrait of Francis Bacon in sixteenth-century armor.

Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626)

Photograph of American writer James Baldwin.

James Baldwin

(1924 - 1987)

American showman P.T. Barnum.

P.T. Barnum

(1810 - 1891)

French critic Roland Barthes.

Roland Barthes

(1915 - 1980)

American critic, poet, and resident of Norway Bruce Bawer.

Bruce Bawer

American author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry Charles Baxter.

Charles Baxter

American writer Saul Bellow.

Saul Bellow

(1915 - 2005)

American poet John Berryman.

John Berryman

(1914 - 1972)

Italian poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio.

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 - 1375)

American historian Daniel Boorstin.

Daniel Boorstin

(1914 - 2004)

Painted portrait of British statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke.

Edmund Burke

(1729 - 1797)

American songwriters Burt Bacharach & Hal David.

Burt Bacharach & Hal David

Portrait of British poet Lord Byron.

Lord Byron

(1788 - 1824)

American author Truman Capote.

Truman Capote

(1924 - 1984)

Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.

Miguel de Cervantes

(1547 - 1616)

French poet and author Christine de Pisan.

Christine de Pisan

(1364 - c. 1430)

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 BC - 43 BC)

Photograph of American writer and professor Paul Collins.

Paul Collins