Languages and Literature

This page highlights Artstor content related to languages and literature, including images of renowned authors and depictions of literary characters, as well as examples of foreign languages from a variety of cultures around the world.
View our Curated Image Group: Languages and Literature, featuring 100 images selected by an expert to serve as an introduction to the topic.

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Browse by Classification for Graphic Design and Illustration to find images of posters, artists' books, and advertising, many in foreign languages

Browse The Museum of Modern Art: Architecture and Design collection, then browse the category Graphic Design

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The Magnum Photos collection includes portraits of writers, poets, and playwrights such as Jorge Luis Borges, André Breton, Albert Camus, Colette, Marguerite Duras, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Primo Levi, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vladimir Nabokov, V. S. Naipaul, Pablo Neruda, Boris Pasternak, Salman Rushdie, Jean-Paul Sartre, John Steinbeck, and Gao Xingjian, among others. Robert Capa, one of the co-founders of Magnum Photos, earned his reputation as the “Greatest War Photographer in the World” while covering the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) alongside Ernest Hemingway, who was working as a war correspondent. The Magnum collection includes Capa’s iconic photographs of combat, including the “The Falling Soldier” (1936) and images of Hemingway visiting the front lines at the Battle of Teruel (1937). Capa also photographed Hemingway at his vacation home in Sun Valley, Idaho, where the writer wrote much of For Whom the Bell Tolls, the novel based on his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. 

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