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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Stanisław Bereś

is a historian of literature, as well as a critic, essayist and translator. A professor at
the University of Wrocław, he has authored more than 30 books on literary studies, and book-length interviews with writers (including Tadeusz Konwicki, Stanisław Lem, Andrzej Sapkowski). He was the editor of the television programmes “Telewizyjne Wiadomości Literackie” (1996–2011) and “Latarnik” (1997–1998). A longstanding member of the jury for the Nike Literary Prize and the Angelus Central European Literature Award. Editor-in-chief of the series “Biblioteka Narodowa”.


A Typescript Found in a Folder

Reading / literature
A previously unknown short story by science fiction author Stanisław Lem was recently discovered in his archives. A literary scholar discusses how “The Hunt” remained hidden for so long, and what the story might mean.