Sunday. Sept 15

Laura had been up till 3 working (at Poets I think) & writing a letter to Ward Hutchinson about his poems: she only found two short sequences of poetry which were all right in his book. The rest merely traditional or ornate.
I wrote a letter to Honor & began A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXVII. In the afternoon I went to Lluchalcari with the letter & Laura's L & F [Laura and Francisca] & Lying Word & since the reaction was favourable invited them to supper. On the way noted a few lines for a Labyrinth poem.1 Heavy weather again.
More A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Then supper & we went to the Sala (the side-pieces2 now painted) & had ices with Gelat & Medora. Introduction bungle because of L [Laura] 's sleepiness & the noise in the Sala.
Isabel has symptoms which may be consumptive: must take her in on Thursday.
Ordered a mica-glass for my watch: the snap case comes too [sic: to] glas[RG] close to the thin glass & cracks it.
Decided to buy Ca'n Gelat, if he will sell it, as a guest house.

Editorial Notes

1?? Not traced. eds
2of the band-stand. KG

Hands Referenced

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

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
  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.
  • Can Gelat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    One of a group of houses behind the Fábrica called the Viña Vieja. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • 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.)
  • Isabella

    Isabel
    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG
  • 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).
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

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
    • Title: Laura and Francisca
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1931
    • Title: Poet: A Lying Word
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Date: 1933