Tuesday May[RG]rch 31

Fine sunny day.
Tamarisk1 in bloom.
11 pp [pages] of Chapter XIV.
Watt reports having made terms with Doubleday Doran & has good hopes of the book selling in U.S.
Laura a bit better, doing Hodge's ' Philosophy ' for Epilogue . Planted some mimosa at the Posada. All plants there are doing well.
Str & Schw. gave us dahlia roots.
Supper at Costa D'Or as guests of Don Pedro & D a Catalina.
Lots of laughter. Gelat drank a lot and ×××× [RG] joked that[RG] he was more than a socialist, he was a communist. ×××× [indecipherable] " A ver este puño [sic: pugno] " 2 (clenching his fist).
Artichokes at their best.

Editorial Notes

1 Tamarix eds.
2 "See this fist!" K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • 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).
  • 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.)
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Tio/Don Pedro & Tia/Doña Catalina

    Pedro or Catalina
    Cousins of Gelat from Madrid; RG refers to them interchangeably as Don or Doña and Tio/a, meaning uncle or aunt eds.
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.

    Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
    U.S. Publishers

Bibliography

    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Philosophy and Poetry
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Hodge, Alan and Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936