Essay: “He and I.” Natalia Ginzburg.
Review: Portrait of a marriage. Two people with different tastes and interests who yet prosper together while complaining about the other’s habits. The essayist, however, remembers when, twenty years before, she and he walked along the Via Nazionale, carefree, conversing about everything and nothing, unattached to each other, who could and almost did, never see each other again.
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present. Ed. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books. 1995.