Professor Tutka Was a Journalist
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Illustrated by Daniel Mróz, issue no. 234 from 1949
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Professor Tutka Was a Journalist

Stories About Professor Tutka
Jerzy Szaniawski
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Professor Tutka was a fictional character created by the Polish writer, playwright and columnist Jerzy Szaniawski (1886–1970). Stories about Professor Tutka were highly popular among “Przekrój” readers. We present you with the first tale from this series published in 1949.

Some of the gentlemen in the conversation asserted that cannibalism still existed. The Judge was uncertain as to whether it might or not. The Doctor dismissed such stories succinctly, as “fairy-tales”. Professor Tutka said this:

“Gentlemen, I do not know whether cannibalism still exists today, but it definitely existed some thirty years ago. I was then a young man and I got to know a certain newspaper editor. I told him a few stories from my life, which was then still a short one,

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Photo by Mieczysław Steifer, 1934, Wikimedia Commons
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The Rojek Sisters column was published in “Przekrój” from 1962 until 1967. We present you with one of the articles from this series from 1963.

OK, it’s not really us, it’s my sister’s child, but that’s not important. In any case, the kid’s gone to summer camp and a terrible silence has descended on the home, interrupted only by postcards from said child.

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