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IMAGE CREDITS: Christine de Pizan: Master of the Cité des Dames and workshop (attr.), from compendium of her works (including Épîtres sur le Roman de la rose), copied ca. 1410-1414, British Library, Harley 4431, fol. 259v, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons, and also available here ~~ Aimé Cesaire: Jean Baptiste Devaux, Aime Cesaire 2003, CC BY-SA 4.0 ~~ Rimbaud: Henri Fantin-Latour - By the Table - Google Art Project, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Montaigne: Daniel Dumonstier (attr.), Michel-eyquem-de-montaigne 1, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Madame de La Fayette: Anonymous, Madame de La Fayette, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Rabelais: Anonymous, Francois Rabelais - Portrait, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Marcel Proust: Otto Wegener (1849-1924) derivative work: Morn, Marcel Proust 1900-2, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Simone de Beauvoir: 刘东鳌 (Liu Dong'ao), Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre in Beijing 1955, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Frédéric Mistral: Paul Saïn, Frédéric Mistral by Paul Saïn, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Pascal: Anonymous copy of portrait by François II Quesnel,1691, Blaise Pascal Versailles, CC BY 3.0 ~~ G org s P r c: Parisette, Plaque perec, CC BY-SA 3.0 ~~ G org  Sand: Nadar, George Sand by Nadar, 1864, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Ousmane Sembène: Günter Prust, Ousmane Sembène (1987) by Guenter Prust, CC BY 3.0 ~~ Diderot: Louis-Michel van Loo, Denis Diderot 111, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Marguerite de Navarre: Jean Clouet (Attributed) - Portrait of Marguerite of Navarre - Google Art Project, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Amin Maalouf: Claude Truong-Ngoc, Amin Maalouf par Claude Truong-Ngoc novembre 2013, CC BY-SA 3.0 ~~ Marguerite Yourcenar: Anefo / Croes, R.C., Marguerite Yourcenar, CC BY-SA 3.0 NL ~~ Aristide Bruant: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lautrec Ambassadeurs, Aristide Bruant (poster) 1892, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Molière: Pierre Mignard (attr.), Molière Mignard, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons ~~ Marie NDiaye: Sohn von Marie NDiaye, Marie NDiaye01, CC BY-SA 3.0 ~~ Guillaume de Lorris: Robinet Testard (?), 1475 copy of the Roman de la Rose, Bodleian MS Douce 195, fol. 1r, marked as public domain on Wikimedia Commons, and also available here ~~ All images have been cropped and reduced. ~~ Credits created on Wikimedia Attribution Generator: https://www.lizenzhinweisgenerator.de/ 

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