I have a question pertaining to my book Seraphic Singles/The Closet's All Mine/Anielskie Single, so you can answer only if you've read it.
In May I will be in Krakow at a retreat built around Anielskie Single. The theme of the conference is "Brave Women," and I will be giving lectures on "Staying Sane While Single" (like at Notre Dame last year), Mulieris Dignitatem and femininity according to Saint Edith Stein. Maybe I will also talk about men although that would certainly take a lot of NERVE!
But I also want to read from Anielskie Single, and that will take a lot of practise. I read the first paragraph of "Laundry for One"/"Pralnia dla Samotnych" to my substitute tutor today, and it was challenging. (What a world of meaning lies hidden behind that modest word challenging.) Take, for example, the word przedstawiające. Lovely when the tutor says it; not so lovely from me.
Fortunately, I have four months to get it right, but I thought I'd ask you which pieces in the book you liked best and think I should read at the retreat.
It might seem foolhardy to actually attempt to read Polish on my own instead of relying entirely on the translator, but I do remember that on several occasions a certain Jan Paweł came to Canada and spoke to us all in English and French. So I think it would be just if I returned the compliment.