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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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Magazine
Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part I)
137 Seconds (Part I)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part II)
137 Seconds (Part II)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part III)
137 Seconds (Part III)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

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

Reading / culture
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Мастер Lem: How Stanisław Lem’s Sci-Fi Conquered the USSR
Reading / culture

A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day.

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / culture
Ten Bulls
Ten Bulls
Magazine / culture

Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The parable became extremely popular in Japan, from where it reached the West in the 20th century.

Kuòān Shīyuăn

Magazine / culture
The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk
The Lost Memoirs of Alexander Selkirk
Magazine / culture

In 1704, Alexander Selkirk found himself exiled on the island of Más a Tierra, next to South America. Our author channels Selkirk’s voice to recount his seafaring life.

Andrzej Kula

Reading / culture
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
An Old Writer Looks at the New World
Reading / culture

Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel laureate in Literature, talks about his latest novel “Klara and the Sun”, and what advances in technology might mean for humanity.

Sylwia Stano

Reading / literature
And Now, a Legend...
And Now, a Legend...
Reading / literature

An old legend about a knight and a blacksmith, told as a short fairy tale by a much-loved Polish children’s author.

Marian Orłoń

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