Review: “Women of spirit are not to be won by mourners”: The theme of this essay on the success of love letters. John Careless is brash. Colonel Constant is –well—constant. Both men die in battle the next day. Asked which she would have chosen if they had survived, she said, “I know I should have chosen Colonel Constant, but I believe I would have chosen John Careless.”
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate.
: Anchor Books. A Division of Random House, Inc. 1995. New York