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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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The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk

The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk
A Real-Life Robinson Crusoe

Magazine / culture
In 1704, Alexander Selkirk found himself exiled on the island of Más a Tierra, next to South America. Our author channels Selkirk’s voice to recount his seafaring life. Andrzej Kula

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Ten Bulls

Ten Bulls

Magazine / culture
Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The parable became extremely popular in Japan, from where it reached the West in the 20th century. Kuòān Shīyuăn
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The Fable of the Fearful Man
short story

The Fable of the Fearful Man
A Tribute to Nachman of Breslov

Magazine / culture
On the 210th anniversary of the death of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Tomasz Wiśniewski pays tribute to the great tzadik by writing a literary parable. Tomasz Wiśniewski

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Who Made Me Ill?!

Who Made Me Ill?!

Magazine / culture
Commissioner Maciejewski returns, this time for a criminal mystery involving the matter of an unexpected infection... Marcin Wroński
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The Ecstasy of Alfred Russel Wallace
short story

The Ecstasy of Alfred Russel Wallace

Magazine / culture
Will Alfred Russel Wallace receive his longed-for letter from Charles Darwin? Find out in this short story. Daniel Mason

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Tales

Tales

Magazine / culture
A new series of short stories, presented by our Culture & Society and Poetry editor, Marcin Orliński
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Trouble Suited Her

Trouble Suited Her

Magazine / culture
Upon arriving at the Europejski Hotel, Lieutenant Maciejewski is faced with a mystery involving forgotten state documents and the charms of a certain lady. A short crime story. Marcin Wroński

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Professor Tutka Was a Journalist
archives

Professor Tutka Was a Journalist
Stories About Professor Tutka

Reading / culture
Professor Tutka – the fictional invention of the Polish writer Jerzy Szaniawski – was a popular character among “Przekrój” readers. Read the first story in the series, from 1949. Jerzy Szaniawski