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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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164 results
164 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
Culture in Crisis
Culture in Crisis
Reading / society

In times of crisis, painters and writers have channelled anxious expression through their art. What might this reveal about our present state of precarity?

Enis Yucekoralp

Magazine / society
The Knights-Erroneous
The Knights-Erroneous
Magazine / society

The Celtic cultural tradition stretches across at least one millennium – and is most recognizable in the various versions of the Arthurian legends.

Marta Kmerzanka

Reading / literature
*William Shakespeare
*William Shakespeare
Reading / literature

A poem written in the style of the famous English playwright and poet William Shakespeare.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
*Rainer Maria Rilke
*Rainer Maria Rilke
Reading / literature

A poem written in the style of the famous Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
*Anna Akhmatova
*Anna Akhmatova
Reading / literature

A poem written in the style of the famous Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
*Jorge Luis Borges
*Jorge Luis Borges
Reading / literature

A poem written in the style of the famous Argentine writer (and poet) Jorge Luis Borges.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Magazine / culture
Leo’s Last Roar
Leo’s Last Roar
Magazine / culture

Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sophia both loved and tormented each other. How did the troubled Russian writer live his last few months?

Paulina Wilk

Magazine / culture
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
In the Footsteps of Russian Spirituality
Magazine / culture

“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

Magazine / culture
Silent Night
Silent Night
Magazine / culture

As the literature of recent centuries shows, our relationship with silence – as ritual, as protective, as deathly – has a long and rich history.

Ewa Pluta

Magazine / culture
Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
Anton Chekhov, “The Dependents”
Magazine / culture

“At that point the old man appropriately recalled that, in the preceding night, he had dreamed of a stove, and to dream of a stove is a sign of sorrow.” An excerpt from Anton Chekhov’s “The Dependents”, illustrated by Joanna Grochocka.

Joanna Grochocka

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