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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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All Heaven in a Rage
All Heaven in a Rage
Reading / culture

In her most recently translated novel, Olga Tokarczuk crafts an existential whodunnit, helped by the guiding spirit of William Blake. In doing so, she pulls back the curtain on some of the less savoury hunting practices in Poland.

Sam Pulham

Reading / culture
A Watchman over Forgotten Lines
A Watchman over Forgotten Lines
Reading / culture

The supernatural prose of Stefan Grabiński reveals a plethora of earthbound horror that is right before our eyes. This is particularly apparent in his collection of railway-themed uncanny tales, “The Motion Demon”.

Sam Pulham

Reading / literature
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing
Mrs Mohr Goes Missing
Reading / literature

A corpse has been discovered at a retirement home run by nuns, but Zofia is not convinced that the death was entirely natural... Antonia Lloyd-Jones translates an excerpt from the first novel in a period crime series featuring Zofia Turbotyńska.

Maryla Szymiczkowa

Reading / literature
The Tale of the Plastic Bag
The Tale of the Plastic Bag
Reading / literature

In the distant future, Plastic Bag meets Diamond on Henderson Island, a plastic-strewn landmass in the Pacific Ocean. A short story set in the Plasticozoic Era.

Joanna Rudniańska

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 / literature
How Did We Discover Stanisław Lem’s Unpublished Short Story?
How Did We Discover Stanisław Lem’s Unpublished Short Story?
Reading / literature

How did we find a previously unpublished short story of Stanisław Lem, one of the most celebrated Polish writers of all time?

Przekrój

Reading / literature
The Model Worker
The Model Worker
Reading / literature

In the near future, work has become fully automated. Humans spend their days doing whatever they like, helped by robots. Nonetheless, for Wili, something is missing… A short story set in Warsaw.

Artur Kornel

Reading / literature
The Armband
The Armband
Reading / literature

One day, six-year-old Helena is gifted a ‘magical’ armband by her friend Tomek. But the armband has some unexpected effects... An excerpt from the book “Kotka Brygidy” [Brygida’s Cat], set in wartime Warsaw.

Joanna Rudniańska

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