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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!

Mikołaj Gliński

is an Editor at Przekroj.pl/EN. He is also a translator, co-author of a book about the Polish language “Quarks, Elephants and Pierogi”, and a senior staff writer at Culture.pl, where he writes about Polish culture for non-Polish speakers.

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I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder

I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
Antonia Lloyd-Jones on Olga Tokarczuk’s Nobel Prize

Reading / culture
“I am just the monkey, not the organ grinder. And I am one of very many monkeys, and a very small one at that,” says Antonia Lloyd-Jones (who has translated three novels by Olga Tokarczuk) when asked about the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018. Mikołaj Gliński
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The Beating of the Horned Heart (audio)
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The Beating of the Horned Heart (audio)

Media / Audio
On the centenary of Poland’s independence, we take a closer look at the odd relationship Poles have with freedom. Here, we observe the artist Stanisław Szukalski as he goes searching for traces of ancient Poles on Easter Island. Read by Daniel Sax.
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Sorrow and Pain, Torment and Martyrdom

Sorrow and Pain, Torment and Martyrdom
The Latter Years of Tadeusz Peiper

Magazine / society
In the early 1920s, Taduesz Peiper was one of Poland’s leading avant-garde poets. 30 years later, he was ostracized by his peers as his mental health spiralled into decline. Mikołaj Gliński
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The Beating of the Horned Heart

The Beating of the Horned Heart
Stanisław Szukalski’s Delirious Creativity

Magazine / society
On the centenary of Poland’s independence, we take a closer look at the odd relationship Poles have with freedom. Here, we observe the artist Stanisław Szukalski as he goes searching for traces of ancient Poles on Easter Island. Mikołaj Gliński