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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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38 results
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Magazine
Magazine / culture
The Truest Fiction
The Truest Fiction
Magazine / culture

In his latest novel “Elizabeth Finch,” British author Julian Barnes blends fact and fiction to create a compelling critique of contemporary understandings of the past.

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
The Most Famous Celts in the World
The Most Famous Celts in the World
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The French comic book series starring Asterix and Obelix is well-known across the world. What do these two Gallic villagers represent?

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / society
The Knights-Erroneous
The Knights-Erroneous
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The Celtic cultural tradition stretches across at least one millennium – and is most recognizable in the various versions of the Arthurian legends.

Marta Kmerzanka

Magazine / culture
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
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“The Way of a Pilgrim” is a classic work of 19th-century Eastern Orthodox mysticism that charts the travels of an anonymous Russian ascetic. Its influence has also spread to the West.

Mikołaj Gliński

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The Fig Tree Remembers
The Fig Tree Remembers
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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

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Lematrix
Lematrix
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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
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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

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Demand Change!
Demand Change!
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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

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

Jakub Demiańczuk

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