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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!

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Reading / society
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
Reading / society

The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?

Aleksei Morozov

Magazine / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part I)
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

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part II)
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

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part III)
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

Reading / culture
What Stanisław Lem’s novel “Solaris” would be like if other famous sci-fi and fantasy authors had written it
What Stanisław Lem’s novel “Solaris” would be like if other famous sci-fi and fantasy authors had written it
Reading / culture

What would be the result if some other popular sci-fi and fantasy writers were to try their hand at Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris”? All sorts of great books!

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / culture
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Reading / culture

A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / culture
The Polish Road to Motorization
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

Reading / literature
My Three Wishes
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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