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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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20 results
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Reading
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Meditations of a Lazybones
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A lazybones presents his political manifesto for... laziness.

Wojciech Mann

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Jellyfish
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An anecdote about rescuing washed-up jellyfish can teach us a broader lesson about how we might treat the environment we live in.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Warsaw Uprising Poems
Reading / culture

Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / culture
An Introduction to Charles Bernstein’s “The Darkness He Called Night”
An Introduction to Charles Bernstein’s “The Darkness He Called Night”
Reading / culture

Charles Bernstein’s poem “The Darkness He Called Night” is typically playful and ironic, as it toys with the literal and metaphorical meanings of darkness, light and virtue.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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On Interbeing
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Interconnectedness – the idea that everything is connected with everything else – is a pertinent example of how science can meet with poetry and spirituality.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / society
Madly, in All Directions
Reading / society

The 2019 European Parliament election results reveal an electorate in ideological flux. What does this suggest about the EU today?

Ivan Krastev

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For Free
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To look up at the marvellous, shape-shifting clouds costs nothing, but can make you feel incredibly rich.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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

Magazine / society
Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us
Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us
Magazine / society

We have more in common with cats and dogs than some people think – especially when it comes to cheekily deceiving each other.

Ludwika Włodek

Reading / society
What Are You Reading, Mr President?
Reading / society

We imagine a world in which politicians read books, leading to a greater capacity for imagination, truth, and caring for the country.

Paulina Wilk

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