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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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41 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / society
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
An Incomprehensible Intelligence
Reading / society

The mysterious intelligent ocean in Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris” has been interpreted as a metaphor for the subconscious, God, modern technology, and more. But what if we saw it as an emblem of social media?

Aleksei Morozov

Magazine / culture
Lematrix
Lematrix
Magazine / culture

The books of science fiction writer Stanisław Lem contain interesting – if disturbing – visions of the world around us as a mere illusion.

Piotr Paziński

Magazine / culture
Lem, the Prophet
Lem, the Prophet
Magazine / culture

More than half a century ago, the Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem predicted a great deal of the gadgets and technology that we regularly use today.

Mikołaj Gliński

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part I)
137 Seconds (Part I)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part II)
137 Seconds (Part II)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / literature
137 Seconds (Part III)
137 Seconds (Part III)
Reading / literature

“137 Seconds” is a short story by Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem, translated into English for the first time by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Stanisław Lem

Reading / culture
What Stanisław Lem’s novel “Solaris” would be like if other famous sci-fi and fantasy authors had written it
What Stanisław Lem’s novel “Solaris” would be like if other famous sci-fi and fantasy authors had written it
Reading / culture

What would be the result if some other popular sci-fi and fantasy writers were to try their hand at Stanisław Lem’s “Solaris”? All sorts of great books!

Grzegorz Uzdański

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

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