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Portrait of Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

(1821 - 1881)

American writer Theodore Dreiser.

Theodore Dreiser

(1871 - 1945)

Chinese poet Du Fu.

Du Fu

(712 - 770)

Black and white photograph of French writer and film director Marguerite Duras.

Marguerite Duras

(1914 - 1996)

Photograph of American writer Ralph Ellison.

Ralph Ellison

(1914 - 1994)

German socialist philosopher Friedrich Engels.

Friedrich Engels

(1820 - 1895)

Black and white photograph of a young F. Scott Fitzgerald sitting at a desk.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

(1896 - 1940)

French novelist Gustave Flaubert.

Gustave Flaubert

(1821 - 1880)

American composer George Gershwin.

George Gershwin

(1898 - 1937)

American-Canadian author William Gibson.

William Gibson

Sculpture bust of Greek historian Herodotus.

Herodotus

(c. 484 BC - c. 425 BC)

American novelist and journalist John Hersey.

John Hersey

(1914 - 1993)

British urban planner Ebenezer Howard.

Ebenezer Howard

(1850 - 1928)

Engraving of the medieval Arab traveler Ibn Battuta.

Ibn Battuta

(1304 - c. 1369)

Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer.

Pico Iyer

American poet and novelist Helen Hunt Jackson.

Helen Hunt Jackson

(1830 - 1885)

American-born Canadian urbanologist Jane Jacobs.

Jane Jacobs

(1916 - 2006)

American author and journalist Jamie James.

Jamie James

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

Franz Kafka

(1883 - 1924)

American food journalist and editor Frederick Kaufman.

Frederick Kaufman

Lewis Lapham at his desk

Lewis H. Lapham

Greek rhetorician Libanius.

Libanius

(314 - 393)

English economist and demographer Thomas Malthus.

Thomas Malthus

(1766 - 1834)

Ammianus Marcellinus

(c. 330 - 395)