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Anna Akhmatova

(1889 - 1966)

Noga Arikha

Classical engraving of Aristophanes with a long beard.

Aristophanes

(c. 446 BC - c. 386 BC)

Artemidorus

(c. 101 - c. 200)

St. Augustine

Saint Augustine

(354 - 430)

Photograph of American writer James Baldwin.

James Baldwin

(1924 - 1987)

Georges Bataille

(1897 - 1962)

Black and white photograph of French writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir

(1908 - 1986)

 English dramatist, writer, and poet Aphra Behn.

Aphra Behn

(1640 - 1689)

Sarah Bernhardt

(1844 - 1923)

Italian poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio.

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313 - 1375)

French general and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

Napoleon Bonaparte

(1769 - 1821)

Black and white photograph of American writer and critic Anatole Broyard.

Anatole Broyard

(1920 - 1990)

Black and white image of English scholar, writer, and clergyman Robert Burton.

Robert Burton

(1577 - 1640)

Color portrait of the Italian writer and libertine Giacomo Casanova.

Giacomo Casanova

(1725 - 1798)

Black and white photograph of C. P. Cavafy wearing thick-rimmed black glasses.

C.P. Cavafy

(1863 - 1933)

English writer Geoffrey Chaucer.

Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1342 - 1400)

J.M. Coetzee

Canadian musician and author Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen

Portrait of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz in a nun's habit.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

(c. 1651 - 1695)

Italian poet Dante Alighieri.

Dante Alighieri

(1265 - 1321)

Junot Díaz

Black and white photograph of Emily Dickinson sitting next to a desk.

Emily Dickinson

(1830 - 1886)

English poet, dramatist, and critic John Dryden.

John Dryden

(1631 - 1700)