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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!

Culture

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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Warsaw Uprising Poems

Reading / culture
Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.
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Julia
Fiedorczuk
Julia Fiedorczuk

An Introduction to Charles Bernstein’s “The Darkness He Called Night”

Reading / culture
Charles Bernstein’s poem “The Darkness He Called Night” is typically playful and ironic, as it toys with the literal and metaphorical meanings of darkness, light and virtue.
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Włodek
Goldkorn
Włodek Goldkorn

What Do We Need Memory For?

Reading / culture
In an age of populism, nationalism and rapid change, we should cherish the gift of memory and learn from the past.
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Włodzimierz Karol
Pessel
Włodzimierz Karol Pessel

Swept Up by Cultural Scholars

Reading / culture
Garbology might seem like a rubbish research field, but it can give important insights into human behaviour.
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Ziauddin
Sardar
Ziauddin Sardar

If You’ve Never Travelled, You’ve Never Lived

Reading / culture
A scholar reflects on two types of journeys, described in Islam as 'rihla' and 'safar', and discusses how they can enrich our understanding of the world.
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Stach
Szabłowski
Stach Szabłowski

A Springtime Artist

Reading / culture
The art of Egon Schiele throbs with the unhealthy vitality of risqué eroticism, which, according to our author, makes him the perfect springtime artist.
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Irena „Kika”
Szaszkiewiczowa
Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa

Lessons in Detachment with Szaszkiewiczowa

Reading / culture
At the ripe old age of 96, Poland’s oldest blogger describes the art of sarcasm and scathing comebacks.