the txt mstrpc lbry
a library of masterpieces condensed, distilled, transformed, re-imagined, and translated into txt.

'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain (translated by Douglas Paulson)

'The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson' (translated by Paul Legault)
'Crime & Punishment' by Dostoevsky (translated by Paul Legault)
'The Bible' (translated by Paul Legault)
'Do The Right Thing' a Spike Lee Joint (translated by Douglas Paulson)
'1984' by George Orwell (translated by Chen Tamir)

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by L. Frank Baum (translated by Chen Tamir)

'The Catcher in the Rye' by J.D. Salinger (translated by Chen Tamir)
'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (translated by Chen Tamir)
'Gone With The Wind' by Margaret Mitchell (translated by Chen Tamir)
'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding (translated by Chen Tamir)
'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen (translated by Chen Tamir)
'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens (translated by Chen Tamir)
'Neuromancer' by William Gibson (translated by Peter Segerstrom)
'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole (translated by Christopher Robbins)
Picasso's 'Les desmoiselles d'Avignon' (translated by Kerry Downey)
'The Royal Tenenbaums' directed by Wes Anderson (translated by Breanne Trammell)
'The Brothers Karamazov' by Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Chris Domenick)
'The Temple of the Golden Pavilion' by Yukio Mishima (translated by John Monteith)
'The Red Wheelbarrow' by William Carlos Williams (translated by Martine Elianor)
'The Collected Dialogues of Plato' by Plato (translated by Alex Kiefer)
'A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge' by George Berkeley (translated by Alex Kiefer)
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë (translated by Alex Kiefer)
'Ode on a Grecian Urn' by John Keats (translated by Martine Elianor)
'Cat's Cradle' by Kurt Vonnegut (translated by Li Pallas)
'Ethan Frome' by Edith Wharton (translated by Li Pallas)
'The Old Man And The Sea' by Ernest Hemingway (translated by Clinton Williams)
'Winnie-the-Pooh' by A.A. Milne (translated by Li Pallas)
'Chaurapanchasika or Cannery Row' by John Steinbeck (translated by Aimee Lutkin)
Magritte's 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' (translated by Jacob Goble)
'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee (translated by Franciszka Voeltz)
'The Stranger' by Albert Camus (translated by Jacob Goble)
'The Constitution of the United States of America' (translated by Halldor Ulfarsson)
'Harriet the Spy' by Louise Fitzhugh (translated by Li Pallas)
'The Maids' by Jean Genet (translated by Elizabeth Larison)
'The Maids' by Jean Genet (translated by Nicholas Weist)
'Star Trek- The Wrath of Khan' directed by Nicholas Meyer (translated by Ryan Britt)
'I Robot' by Isaac Asimov (translated by Ryan Britt)
'A Scandal in Bohemia' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (translated by Ryan Britt)
'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac (translated by Molly Surno)
'Critique of Cynical Reason' by Peter Sloterdijk (translated by Anastacia Kapp)
'In Search of Lost Time' by Marcel Proust (translated by Nicholas Weist)
'Being and Nothingness' by Jean-Paul Sartre (translated by Olive Mckeon)
'Capital' by Karl Marx (translated by Olive Mckeon)
'Beowulf' (translated by Bobbie Borne)
'Emma' by Jane Austen (translated by Georgia Muenster)
'Flight to Canada' by Ishmael Reed (translated by Melissa Brünet)
'Tess of the D'Uberville' by Thomas Hardy (translated by Melissa Brünet)
'Atlas of Human Brain in Section' by Melville Roberts & Joseph Hanaway (translated by Reanimation Library)
'The Great Pantyhose Crafts Book' by Ed & Stevie Baldwin (translated by Reanimation Library)
'The Shocking Truth About Water: The Universal Fluid of Death' by Patricia and Paul C. Bragg (translated by Reanimation Library)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' by William Shakespeare (translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville(translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'Don Quixote' by Cervantes (translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'Phaedre' by Racine (translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'As You LIke It' by William Shakespeare (translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare (translated by Staten Island OutLOUD)
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (translated by Staten Island OutLoud)
'The Little Prince' by Antoine De Saint Exupery (translated by Diala Khasawnih)
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