Nov 27 Wednesday

Lars Porsena , out of way again.
To village, protested to Almudaina1 corresponsal 2 about papers arriving a day late: they promised to write.
James & Karl did Focusses : L. [Laura] started hers.3
T.E. stuff4 as far as beginning of typescript.
Have had a recurrent sore (evening) throat for the last few days.
Laura read out her Blake findings. We[RG] James went through Browning.
Began a brasero [sic: brassero] 5.
Laura suggests Karl going in for humorous writing.
With Gelat to inspect holes dug for almond trees.

Editorial Notes

1Palma newspaper. KG
2distributor. KG
3i.e. their contributions to.. eds
5brazier. KG

Hands Referenced

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

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.)
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Blake

    Blake, William
    Major English poet (1757-1827). eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing and Improper Language [2nd rev. edition]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Kegan Paul
    • Idno: A21c
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935