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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!

Szukaj

interview
43 results
43 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Half For Me, Half For You
Half For Me, Half For You
Reading / culture

Cinematographers Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma talk about "Honeyland", the beekeeping documentary they shot in North Macedonia, and which is hotly-tipped for Oscar success later this year.

Dariusz Kuźma

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Jennifer Croft
The Art of Translation with Jennifer Croft
Reading / literature

Jennifer Croft speaks with Valdemar about dancing, her upcoming translation of Olga Tokarczuk’s “Books of Jacob”, and Wioletta Greg’s ability to make poetry out of everyday life.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Anna Zaranko
The Art of Translation with Anna Zaranko
Reading / literature

Anna Zaranko speaks with Valdemar about the prescience of Kornel Filipowicz, her upcoming project, and when translation becomes like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / society
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Sadness Is Not a Disease
Reading / society

Allan Horwitz talks about the murky relationship between Big Pharma and psychiatry, the history of diagnosis, and the problems with pathologizing regular human emotions.

Tomasz Stawiszyński

Reading / culture
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
He Who Asks Doesn’t Photograph
Reading / culture

Art historian Ania Diduch talks with photographer Wojtek Wieteska about out of focus photographs, deckchairs, and colliding with the world at “Unseen”, an exhibition of Robert Frank’s work at the renowned gallery, C/O Berlin.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

Reading / culture
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
The “Unseen” Photography of Robert Frank
Reading / culture

Curator Martin Gasser talks about the death of his long-term collaborator Robert Frank, how he conceived his latest exhibition, and the value of ‘unseen’ photographs.

Ania Diduch & Wojtek Wieteska

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Ursula Phillips
The Art of Translation with Ursula Phillips
Reading / literature

Ursula Phillips speaks with Valdemar about being a Slavic librarian, the inherent compromises of translation, and wrestling with Adam Mickiewicz.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / literature
The Art of Translation with Miroslaw Lipinski
The Art of Translation with Miroslaw Lipinski
Reading / literature

Miroslaw Lipinski speaks with Valdemar about his conversations with (the long-deceased) Grabiński, his love for trains, and returning as Tarzan in a future life.

Ernest Valdemar

Reading / culture
I’m Glad I Can Give Something
I’m Glad I Can Give Something
Reading / culture

Polish opera singer Szymon Komasa talks about the difficulties playing troubled characters, his experiences performing in “The Magic Mountain”, and the beautiful garden of Krzysztof Penderecki.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Reading / culture
I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
I Am Just the Monkey, Not the Organ Grinder
Reading / culture

“I am just the monkey, not the organ grinder. And I am one of very many monkeys, and a very small one at that,” says Antonia Lloyd-Jones (who has translated three novels by Olga Tokarczuk) when asked about the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018.

Mikołaj Gliński

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