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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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literature
142 results
142 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / culture
Nobody Home
Nobody Home
Reading / culture

In her latest book “The Next Great Migration”, American science journalist Sonia Shah presents an evidenced picture of how migration has always been with us – for the better.

Paulina Wilk

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

Reading / society
Herodotus, the Pioneer
Herodotus, the Pioneer
Reading / society

Herodotus wrote “The Histories” nearly 2500 years ago in ancient Greece. Nonetheless, it is still a relevant and influential book for us today.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / culture
A Heat Storm Is Coming
A Heat Storm Is Coming
Reading / culture

In her debut novel “We Are All Birds of Uganda”, lawyer Hafsa Zayyan tells a nuanced story of memory and identity, representing the voice of Asian Africans in literature.

Paulina Wilk

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

Reading / literature
Pukke
Pukke
Reading / literature

One of our authors imagines the encounters of various Swedes – and a Pole! – with a mythical imp known as Pukke.

Grzegorz Uzdański

Reading / literature
A Sunny Day
A Sunny Day
Reading / literature

In this short story from Paweł Huelle’s “Talita”, a Jewish man with a beautiful voice takes a walk along the riverside on a sunny day in Poland.

Paweł Huelle

Reading / science
31st January 1863
31st January 1863
Reading / science

On this day in 1863, a certain French author published his first novel, about three Brits taking a balloon trip over Africa. Jules Verne’s debut was a hit, and guaranteed his legacy.

Adam Węgłowski

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