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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!

Szukaj

review
16 results
16 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 / 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

Reading / culture
Out of America
Out of America
Reading / culture

In his latest novel “Homeland Elegies”, American playwright and author Ayad Akhtar crafts a tale of the complexities of being a second generation citizen in 21st-century America.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / culture
Double Axell
Double Axell
Reading / culture

The exhibition “Evelyne Axell: Body Double” at Muzeum Susch in Switzerland returns the eponymous artist to her rightful place in the pop art canon.

Ewa Borysiewicz

Reading / culture
Kind by Nature
Kind by Nature
Reading / culture

In his latest book “Humankind: A Hopeful History”, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman deconstructs the idea of humanity as inherently evil to paint a much more optimistic portrait of human nature.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / science
It’s Okay to Panic!
It’s Okay to Panic!
Reading / science

Jonathan L. Ramsey’s latest documentary “It’s Okay to Panic” deals with the global climate crisis – and the seemingly marginalized voice of experts therein.

Anna Tatarska

Reading / culture
A Beast of a Board Game
A Beast of a Board Game
Reading / culture

If you’re self-isolating at home with your family or housemates during the pandemic, why not take on a truly co-operative and creative task: trying your hand at surviving on a deserted, dangerous island?

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / Review
The Republic of Friendship
The Republic of Friendship
Magazine / Review

In her latest book “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World”, Turkish novelist Elif Shafak tells the story of Tequila Leila – seemingly a nobody, but with a group of five misfit friends who seem to transcend life itself.

Paulina Wilk

Reading / culture
All Heaven in a Rage
All Heaven in a Rage
Reading / culture

In her most recently translated novel, Olga Tokarczuk crafts an existential whodunnit, helped by the guiding spirit of William Blake. In doing so, she pulls back the curtain on some of the less savoury hunting practices in Poland.

Sam Pulham

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