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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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25 results
Reading
Reading
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

Reading / literature
Four Fine Fellows
Four Fine Fellows
Reading / literature

In this short story based on true events that took place in Kielce in 1946, we join a militiaman, a baker, a cobbler and a caretaker in a pub, as they talk about honesty.

Jacek Dehnel

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

Reading / literature
His Majesty the King of Cats
His Majesty the King of Cats
Reading / literature

What is happiness? In this short story, a film critic searches for the answer to this evergreen question while recounting an anecdote about an Oscar-winning Polish director who seems very familiar...

Wojciech Engelking

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