Oct 20 Sunday

No criada 1 today. Housework.
Reworked Address to Customers , now called Receipt for Moneys ; & if Laura approves recent reworking etc now have 15 poems.
Cooked lunch. Laura working on Schools . Answered W.B.Yeats' anthology request for: Pure Death , Land of Whipperginny , Dialecticians , Landscape , & his threat to come to Mallorca this year.
Dark drizzly day. Potted out two pinks, Can Massiana flower, & two bulbs unknown.
Laura wrote to Norman
Went to Costa D'or Hotel & had fish & pork: overcharged as usual. (Heavy rain) Played 662 there
Laura wrote long letter to N.R. [Nathan Reichenthal?] in answer to a nasty one of his.

Editorial Notes

1maid. KG
2a card game. KG
3title now changed from Almost Forgotten Times. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds
  • Ca'n Massiana

    Majorca, Sp
    ?
  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG

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.
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Yeats

    Yeats, William Butler
    (1865-1939) Major Irish poet. eds. Was on the island of Majorca December 1935. WG
  • N.R.

    Reichenthal, Nathan
    Laura Riding's father. KG

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: Receipt for Moneys [poem: also called Address to Customers. Was "scrapped" see diary Apr. 3, 1936]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Pure Death [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Land of Whipperginny
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Dialecticians
    • Title: Poems (1914-1926)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Heinemann
    • Idno: A23
    • Date: 1927
    • Title: Landscape
    • Title: Poems (1926-1930)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Heinemann
    • Idno: A36
    • Date: 1931