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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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Reading / literature
Totentanz
Totentanz
Reading / literature

A late poem from one of the greatest Polish poets of the last century.

Tadeusz Różewicz

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 / society
The Karaites: Poland’s Forgotten Ethnic Minority
The Karaites: Poland’s Forgotten Ethnic Minority
Reading / society

The Karaites are Poland’s smallest ethnic minority. What do we know about their history? And what does their future hold?

Agnieszka Rostkowska

Reading / culture
The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
The Creatives and Art of Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes
Reading / culture

Occupied Poland’s Jewish Ghettoes were home to creatives – painters, writers, musicians and actors who continued to produce art in spite of their circumstances.

Sylwia Stano

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 / society
Space Is Never Empty
Space Is Never Empty
Reading / society

The built environment – that which encompasses architecture – is rarely neutral. It intertwines with history and memory, as examples from France and Poland illustrate.

Natalia Domagała

Reading / literature
A Polish Tourist in the USSR
A Polish Tourist in the USSR
Reading / literature

In this extract from Juliusz Strachota’s “A Polish Tourist in the USSR” the protagonist makes his way to Crimea with the help of a childhood guide book.

Juliusz Strachota

Reading / literature
So Much Cash!
So Much Cash!
Reading / literature

In this excerpt from the first published translation of Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz’s classic 1932 novel “The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma”, the titular protagonist is made an offer he can’t refuse...

Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz

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