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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!

literature
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40 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Olga Tokarczuk’s Books in a Nutshell
Reading / culture

A brief summary for those of you who haven’t read the Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 winner’s books until the very end.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
Franco’s Black Pearls
Franco’s Black Pearls
Reading / literature

A century or so ago, Vilnius was a very different place to today. Kristina Sabaliauskaitė takes us on a trip past the streets and characters of the city once known as Wilno, in this excerpt from her collection of stories about modern Lithuania’s capital.

Kristina Sabaliauskaitė

Reading / literature
Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
Reading / literature

A poem by Scottish poet Gordon Meade from his Zoospeak series, which attempts to give voice to animals living in captivity.

Gordon Meade

Reading / literature
A Cold
A Cold
Reading / literature

In an extract from his book “Out of this World: The Life of Stanisław Lem”, Wojciech Orliński describes a sensational yet often misunderstood encounter between Stanisław Lem and Philip K. Dick, in which the latter denounced the former as a thief.

Wojciech Orliński

Reading / literature
Voices
Voices
Reading / literature

“And there she stands again, petite, at the blackboard.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Reading / literature
glove
Reading / literature

“a woman in a red jacket / picked up a glove from the snow…” A poem by a contemporary Polish writer.

Joanna Wajs

Reading / literature
always
always
Reading / literature

“twenty-five years later, I spit blood into the tub...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.

Urszula Honek

Reading / literature
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Reading / literature

“I’ll hide in the wall, I’ll go into the wall / like a centipede. / Everyone will die, and I / will survive.” Three poems by Anna Świrszczyńska (Anna Swir) from her 1974 collection “Building the Barricade”.

Anna Świrszczyńska

Reading / literature
Cycling Notebooks
Cycling Notebooks
Reading / literature

In 1939, the 26-year-old Pole Andrzej Bobkowski found himself stranded in France. He started to keep a diary of his everyday experiences as an outsider in an occupied country. We present a selection of entries covering a bicycle trip from southern France to Paris.

Andrzej Bobkowski

Reading / literature
raw material
raw material
Reading / literature

“I can’t teach you to tell polymer from mesoglea...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.

Anna Adamowicz

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