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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!

Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem

is one of the greatest and most frequently translated Polish writers. An asteroid and Poland’s first scientific satellite were named after him. He loved sweets, especially halva and marzipan. According to Philip K. Dick, he never actually existed.

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137 Seconds (Part I)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part I)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem
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137 Seconds (Part II)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part II)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem
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137 Seconds (Part III)
Stanisław Lem

137 Seconds (Part III)

Reading / literature
“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. Stanisław Lem
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The Polish Road to Motorization
Stanisław Lem

The Polish Road to Motorization

Reading / culture
In 1957, future sci-fi legend Stanisław Lem wrote for “Przekrój” about the role of cars and motorization in Polish society – and how it differed from the West. Stanisław Lem
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My Three Wishes
Non-Fiction

My Three Wishes

Reading / literature
In 1980, the Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem was asked by a German publisher to list his three most personal wishes. He reveals them in this exclusive translation. Stanisław Lem
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The Hunt
short story

The Hunt
Stanisław Lem’s Unknown Story

Reading / literature
Racing across mountains and remote backwoods, a solitary figure is on the run from a team of heavily armed hunters. Will he manage to get away? Antonia Lloyd-Jones's translation of a previously unknown story by the great master of science fiction. Stanisław Lem