Adolf Hitler’s magnum opus Mein Kampf is experiencing a surge in sales, and some say that the Nazi leader’s manifesto is becoming popular nearly a century after being published thanks to the anonymous readers who purchase e-book editions.
A new exhibit spotlighting rare books from the disputed Schneerson Library collection, featuring 12,000 books and 50,000 rare documents, has opened at the Jewish Museum and Center of Tolerance in Moscow.
Gay tolerance clearly has a long way to go in some African states. The British producer of a play about homosexuals has enraged authorities in Uganda, leading to his deportation back to the UK. His local girlfriend and two children were left behind.
A pro-government party in Azerbaijan has offered a "bounty" of some €10,000 for an ear of writer Akram Aylisli, whose latest controversial fiction novel describes the volatile Armenian-Azeri relations during the final days of the Soviet Union.
Moscow is preparing a lawsuit against the US Library of Congress over rare books claimed by a US-based Hasidic group. The move comes amid ‘outrage’ over a US court ruling to fine Russia US$50,000 daily until it surrenders the texts.
James Joyce's novel “Finnegans Wake” has a reputation for its linguistic complexity. Big surprise the first mainland Chinese translation has proved to be a sweeping success, with the initial print run of 8,000 copies sold out in three weeks.
A Twitter bot turning random public posts into poetry has become the latest darling of Twitter. Pentametron is represented by Shakespeare’s face framed in a Twitter egg, and rhymes random users’ posts into poetic couplets.