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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!

Juliusz Strachota

is a writer and photographer born in 1979 in Warsaw. He’s the author of several novels, including “Turysta polski w ZSRR” [A Polish Tourist in the USSR] (2018), which was nominated for the prestigious Nike and Gdynia Prizes.

Czytaj
Dukkha

Dukkha
A Personal Journey Across Buddhism (Part 3)

Reading / society
An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how the path to liberation is, in fact, quite ordinary – in the third part of our new series about Buddhism. Juliusz Strachota
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How Was I Supposed to Not Know?

How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
A Personal Journey Across Buddhism (Part 2)

Reading / society
An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how he chose which school to follow – in the second part of our new series about Buddhism. Juliusz Strachota
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The Most Important Tree in the World

The Most Important Tree in the World
A Personal Journey Across Buddhism (Part 1)

Reading / society
An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how it all began – in the first part of our new series about Buddhism. Juliusz Strachota
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A Polish Tourist in the USSR
Fiction

A Polish Tourist in the USSR

Reading / literature
In this extract from Juliusz Strachota’s “A Polish Tourist in the USSR” the protagonist makes his way to Crimea with the help of a childhood guide book. Juliusz Strachota