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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 / culture
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Reading / culture

A brief summary for those of you who haven’t read the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 winner’s books until the very end.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Reading / literature

“I’ll hide in the wall, I’ll go into the wall / like a centipede. / Everyone will die, and I / will survive.” Three poems by Anna Świrszczyńska (Anna Swir) from her 1974 collection “Building the Barricade”.

Anna Świrszczyńska

Reading / literature
A Trip To Świder
A Trip To Świder
Reading / literature

“Are you going to Świder? / Because I’m going to Świder.” A poem by a “Przekrój” favourite.

Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński

Reading / literature
The Hunt
The Hunt
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

Reading / literature
A Typescript Found in a Folder
A Typescript Found in a Folder
Reading / literature

A previously unknown short story by science fiction author Stanisław Lem was recently discovered in his archives. A literary scholar discusses how “The Hunt” remained hidden for so long, and what the story might mean.

Stanisław Bereś

Reading / culture
The Secret Life of Textiles
The Secret Life of Textiles
Reading / culture

Ethical fashion consumption may currently be in vogue, but it was once a necessity. In post-war Poland, hand-me-downs, recycled textiles, and handmade garments were all the norm.

Agata Zborowska

Magazine / society
Be Like Anastasia
Be Like Anastasia
Magazine / society

Anastasianism (or the Ringing Cedars) is a new age religious movement that started in Russia. We visit one of its kinship homesteads to find out how to heal the human civilization.

Ewa Pawlik

Magazine / society
The Beating of the Horned Heart
The Beating of the Horned Heart
Magazine / society

On the centenary of Poland’s independence, we take a closer look at the odd relationship Poles have with freedom. Here, we observe the artist Stanisław Szukalski as he goes searching for traces of ancient Poles on Easter Island.

Mikołaj Gliński

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