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Painted portrait of English poet John Milton.

John Milton

(1608 - 1674)

Hans Holbein portrait of Sir Thomas More.

Thomas More

(1478 - 1535)

Usama Ibn Munqidh

(1095 - 1188)

Iris Murdoch

(1919 - 1999)

Nichiren

(1222 - 1282)

American Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.

Reinhold Niebuhr

(1892 - 1971)

Black and white photograph of Friedrich Nietzsche with a huge mustache.

Friedrich Nietzsche

(1844 - 1900)

French writer and philosopher Michel Onfray.

Michel Onfray

Photograph of American novelist and writer Flannery O’Connor.

Flannery O’Connor

(1925 - 1964)

Turkish author Orhan Pamuk.

Orhan Pamuk

Blaise Pascal

(1623 - 1662)

Engraving of Roman author and administrator Pliny the Younger.

Pliny the Younger

(61 - 112)

Black and white image of Greek biographer and writer Plutarch.

Plutarch

(46 - c. 120)

Photograph of American writer Francine Prose.

Francine Prose

Marilynne Robinson

American writer Philip Roth.

Philip Roth

(1933 - 2018)

Salman Rushdie

British philosopher, logician, and social critic Bertrand Russell.

Bertrand Russell

(1872 - 1970)

Saint Teresa of Ávila.

Saint Teresa of Ávila

(1515 - 1582)

Elisabeth Sifton

Polish-born American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

(1904 - 1991)

Gianfrancesco Straparola

(c. 1480 - c. 1557)

Frontispiece for 1612-13 King James Bible.

The Bible

Portrait of Alexis de Tocqueville wearing a black suit and standing in front of a chair.

Alexis de Tocqueville

(1805 - 1859)