Aug 18 Sunday.

Rained a bit in the night. Cold cloudy morning. ×××× [crossed out] Laura & I went to village. Laura talked about talk in café about our money, & about A [Antonia] talking to Isabel: & we think earned A [Antonia] a beating. Then home. I did work on Poets . At 4.30, inauguration of Sala with ices & champagne. (Laura wearing her John Ewen dress)
Went over James's proof corrections.
Nice letter from Honor.
The first dance at the Sala.
Lots of people & popular success.
On return did 1/2 of Chapter VIII A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] 1

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • John Ewen

    Ewen, John
    Died July 1935. Gave Laura a dress. WG
  • Antonia

    Antonia
    Proprietor of the Café Ca'n Pep Moso, opposite the Fabrica. The medico's mistress. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura