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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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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 / 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
My Three Wishes
My Three Wishes
Reading / literature

In 1980, the Polish science-fiction writer Stanisław Lem was asked by a German publisher to list his three most personal wishes. He reveals them in this exclusive translation.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
Eleos
Eleos
Reading / literature

One day, Jan Radecki, a doctoral student in neuroscience, discovers the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Ministry of War for an ambitious project involving mirror neurons. Will his project get the funding? And is the project itself ethical?

Michał Sosiński

Magazine / literature
The Sloven
The Sloven
Magazine / literature

Woe betide the train passengers if The Sloven strikes them. This sweaty, grimy demon always heralds disaster. Will it appear again today on the route to Gron? We present a chilling story, written by the father of Polish fantasy, Stefan Grabiński.

Stefan Grabiński

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
The Hunt
The Hunt
Reading / literature

Racing across mountains and remote backwoods, a solitary figure is on the run from a team of heavily armed hunters. Will he manage to get away? Antonia Lloyd-Jones's translation of a previously unknown story by the great master of science fiction.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
A Typescript Found in a Folder
A Typescript Found in a Folder
Reading / literature

A previously unknown short story by science fiction author Stanisław Lem was recently discovered in his archives. A literary scholar discusses how “The Hunt” remained hidden for so long, and what the story might mean.

Stanisław Bereś

Reading / literature
How Did We Discover Stanisław Lem’s Unpublished Short Story?
How Did We Discover Stanisław Lem’s Unpublished Short Story?
Reading / literature

How did we find a previously unpublished short story of Stanisław Lem, one of the most celebrated Polish writers of all time?

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