Aug 7 Wednesday.

First green[RG]figs, from G [Gelat] 's Vinyet: very hot, tiring weather.
Went over my checks of first ch. [chapter] of Cressida's Troy 1 with Laura: at Troy2. Mostly points about Priam's & Aenaeas's ancestry, which ×××× [crossed out] Laura finally stabilized.[RG] Then checked second chapter for Laura who wrote to Len; & Karl's transcription of Fantasia . At 12 o'clock Laura went over points of Richards' first chapter with me.
Bed at 2.
First almonds.
Sebastian sprays the drive every day.

Editorial Notes

1which became A Trojan Ending ? eds.
2a room in their house, formerly called "sewing room". KG, eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Vinyet

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House belonging to Gelat overlooking the Cala. WG

People Mentioned

  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Fantasia [became A Film Scenario (Fantasia of Life), by Laura Riding]
    • Author: Riding, Laura/Lye, Len
    • Editor: Riding, Laura, Graves, Robert (Associate Editor)
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 162-189
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937