Nov 16 Sat.

Moon's No Fool : also helping to try tidy[RG] Laura's accumulated untidied-away things. Laura finished poem " How Love Becomes Words " 1 at last — about 200 lines. Then hurriedly went over proofs with me.
Catal[RG] Margarita went for her monthly holiday this morning.
Sent proofs off.
To Hotel Costa D'Or for supper: Gelat, Medora, Laura, Karl, James, me, Anna & Juan Vives. A lot of champagne: then 7 1/2 (Gelat winning) & then dancing when they had gone till 12[RG] 2 o'clock. Then kippers & tea (Sherry & brandy after champagne)

Editorial Notes

1became " When Love Becomes Words " eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Margarita

    Chambermaid from Palma. Worked with Catalina the Cook. WG
  • Madora

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

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: How Love Becomes Words [poem: later became "When Love Becomes Words"]
    • Title: Epilogue III [also in Laura Riding's Collected Poems 1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 138
    • Date: 1937-04
    • Title: When Love Becomes Words [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • Date: 1938-09