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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

books
28 results
28 results
Reading
Reading
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 / 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

Reading / science
31st January 1863
31st January 1863
Reading / science

On this day in 1863, a certain French author published his first novel, about three Brits taking a balloon trip over Africa. Jules Verne’s debut was a hit, and guaranteed his legacy.

Adam Węgłowski

Magazine / culture
The Moomins Have Never Been More Popular
The Moomins Have Never Been More Popular
Magazine / culture

On the anniversary of Tove Jansson’s first book, “The Moomins and the Great Flood”, we take a look back on her wartime creations and why they continue to resonate.

Stephen Carlick

Magazine / culture
The Season of Jólabókaflóðið
The Season of Jólabókaflóðið
Magazine / culture

The love for literature is what has always connected Icelanders. We sometimes claim that everyone on the island is a writer.

Birna Anna Björnsdóttir

Reading / culture
Out of America
Out of America
Reading / culture

In his latest novel “Homeland Elegies”, American playwright and author Ayad Akhtar crafts a tale of the complexities of being a second generation citizen in 21st-century America.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / literature
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
Reading / literature

In this extract from Alice Lugen’s “The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy”, the author describes the events leading up to the trip during which a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals.

Alice Lugen

Reading / society
The Great Austrian Myth
The Great Austrian Myth
Reading / society

Martin Pollack, the author of numerous books that deconstruct Austria’s dark history, talks about his family’s Nazi past, the German minority in Slovenia, and how history is repeating itself.

Łukasz Saturczak

Reading / society
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading
Reading / society

The investigative journalist Alice Lugen talks about what might have happened in the Dyatlov Pass tragedy, when a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals.

Stasia Budzisz

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