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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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27 results
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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 / literature
Captain Nobody
Captain Nobody
Reading / literature

We imagine how Captain Nemo might have looked, had he been a Polish aristocrat fighting Russian tyranny, as Jules Verne originally intended in “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”.

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / literature
The End of the World
The End of the World
Reading / literature

Our writer imagines a situation in which the world ends – by returning every animate and inanimate thing to its beginning.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
The Fable of the Fearful Man
The Fable of the Fearful Man
Magazine / culture

On the 210th anniversary of the death of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, Tomasz Wiśniewski pays tribute to the great tzadik by writing a literary parable.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Reading / literature
Our Day of Reckoning Won’t Stay
Our Day of Reckoning Won’t Stay
Reading / literature

1967, the Polish People’s Republic. An upstanding officer of the Citizen’s Militia, one Sergeant Teofil Olkiewicz, is sent to a metalworks to investigate the theft of a drill. He might come back with more than he’s expecting...

Ryszard Ćwirlej

Reading / literature
Professor Tamura’s Springtails
Professor Tamura’s Springtails
Reading / literature

When Professor Tamura moved to Warsaw with his wife, he wanted only one thing: to study the local springtails. A fictional crime story with a zoological twist.

Joanna Rudniańska

Reading / literature
The Solution
The Solution
Reading / literature

In a distant future, Candace Laguarde has run out of the pharmaceutic Femper. If she doesn’t get some more soon, who knows what will happen… A short story by an American author.

Mitchell Atkinson III

Reading / literature
An Encounter in Tirana
An Encounter in Tirana
Reading / literature

One day, the Head Assistant of Dental Medicine finds himself in Tirana for a dentistry conference. Little does he know that he will find his late father, too. A short story by a Bulgarian writer.

Olya Stoyanova

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