Aug 21st Wednesday.

Finished Chapter IX A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] , started Chapter X, at this all day. Laura not well, went to bed in afternoon for rest of day. Karl went to Palma to see Sabater again & see about paints.
New supply of oil: also charcoal: last of the plums. To sea.
Gelat had seen a clerk who assured him that no denuncio 1 been made at the Military Headquarters. The theory is that the charlatan made enquiries there to give himself importance.2
Very heavy weather.
Karl brought me a new reading-lamp: ordinary chromium sort: the other was always blowing over & getting damaged.

Editorial Notes

1denunciation. KG
2See August 12th diary entry. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Sabater
    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.

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