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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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35 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / culture
The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
Magazine / culture

In her latest book “The Island of Missing Trees”, novelist Elif Shafak gives voice to a fig tree, raising pertinent questions about borders and belonging.

Paulina Wilk

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

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

Magazine / society
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Frankenstein, the Baroness, and the Climate Refugees of 1816
Magazine / society

It is two hundred years since “The Year Without a Summer”, when a sun-obscuring ash cloud – ejected from one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history – caused temperatures to plummet the world over.

Gillen D’Arcy Wood

Magazine / society
Demand Change!
Demand Change!
Magazine / society

Naomi Klein’s latest book “How to Change Everything” (co-written with Rebecca Stefoff) is an inspirational guide, sure to spur the youngest generation to environmental action.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
The King of Fantasy
The King of Fantasy
Magazine / culture

The books and comics of British author Neil Gaiman craft a weird, nightmarish, but incredibly enjoyable world.

Jakub Demiańczuk

Reading / culture
Nobody Home
Nobody Home
Reading / culture

In her latest book “The Next Great Migration”, American science journalist Sonia Shah presents an evidenced picture of how migration has always been with us – for the better.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / culture
Memories of Violence
Memories of Violence
Reading / culture

Michel Laub – author of “Diary of the Fall”, among other books – talks about inheriting trauma, the situation of Jewish people in Brazil, and the mechanisms of violence.

Aleksandra Lipczak

Reading / society
Herodotus, the Pioneer
Herodotus, the Pioneer
Reading / society

Herodotus wrote “The Histories” nearly 2500 years ago in ancient Greece. Nonetheless, it is still a relevant and influential book for us today.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / culture
A Heat Storm Is Coming
A Heat Storm Is Coming
Reading / culture

In her debut novel “We Are All Birds of Uganda”, lawyer Hafsa Zayyan tells a nuanced story of memory and identity, representing the voice of Asian Africans in literature.

Paulina Wilk

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