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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Grzegorz Uzdański

Grzegorz Uzdański

was born in 1979. He taught Philosophy and Ethics at the Raszyńska secondary school in Warsaw, and is the author of the website “Nowe wiersze sławnych poetów” [New Poetry from Famous Poets] and of the novel “Wakacje” [Holiday]. He sings and writes lyrics for the band Ryby. He has also written lyrics for the bands EXTRA and Jerz Igor. He performs in the theatre improv group Dobrze and in the comedy trio Wszystko Będzie Dobrze [Everything’s Gonna Be Alright]. He lives in Warsaw.

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Pukke
Fiction

Pukke

Reading / literature
One of our authors imagines the encounters of various Swedes – and a Pole! – with a mythical imp known as Pukke. Grzegorz Uzdański
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Grzegorz
Uzdański
Grzegorz Uzdański

The Sadness of the Galaxies

Reading / society
When we look up into the sky, towards the stars and beyond – to the entire universe itself – it is sometimes hard not to be overcome with a sense existential loneliness.
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Love Thy Neighbour? Madness!

Love Thy Neighbour? Madness!
An Interview with Sauron, Dark Lord of Mordor

Magazine / society
The Lord of the Rings himself, none other than the Dark Lord Sauron, talks with Grzegorz Uzdański about the flaws of Jesus, his fondness for Christians with guns, and why he approves of the Polish Church. Grzegorz Uzdański
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Lily Briscoe’s Painting

Lily Briscoe’s Painting
On a Fictional Work of Art

Reading / culture
A writer channels the spirit of Virginia Woolf to reflect on the significance of a painting from her novel “To the Lighthouse”, both for the character who painted it and for the author herself. Grzegorz Uzdański
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Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell

Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell

Reading / culture
A brief summary for those of you who haven’t read the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 winner’s books until the very end. Grzegorz Uzdański