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French theologian and philosopher Peter Abelard.

Peter Abelard

(1079 - 1142)

Black and white photograph of historian and man of letters Henry Adams.

Henry Adams

(1838 - 1918)

Painted portrait of former American first lady Abigail Adams.

Abigail Smith Adams

(1744 - 1818)

Anglo-Saxon scholar Alcuin of York.

Alcuin of York

(c. 732 - 804)

Photo of stone Aristotle statue face

Aristotle

(384 BC - 322 BC)

English-born American poet W. H. Auden.

W.H. Auden

(1907 - 1973)

Photograph of American writer James Baldwin.

James Baldwin

(1924 - 1987)

Donald Barthelme

(1931 - 1989)

Black and white photograph of American poet Elizabeth Bishop.

Elizabeth Bishop

(1911 - 1979)

H.G. Bissinger

American philosopher and academic Allan Bloom.

Allan Bloom

(1933 - 1992)

Image from an illuminated manuscript of Boethius teaching two students.

Boethius

(c. 480 - c. 524)

German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht

(1898 - 1956)

Nicholas Breton

(1545 - 1626)

Color image of English novelist Charlotte Brontë with book in hand.

Charlotte Brontë

(1816 - 1855)

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)

Italian courtier, diplomat, and writer Baldassare Castiglione.

Baldassare Castiglione

(1478 - 1529)

Catherine the Great

(1729 - 1796)

English writer Geoffrey Chaucer.

Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1342 - 1400)

Chinese philosopher Confucius.

Confucius

(551 BC - 479 BC)

Photograph of British writer Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl

(1916 - 1990)

Salvador Dalí

(1904 - 1989)

Don Delillo standing outside in a jacket, black and white photo

Don DeLillo