Ap 29th. Wednesday.

Laura wrote firmly in reply to an[RG] flattering insolent letter of Yeats about anthologies.
Antigua . Transcopied Chs [Chapters] 9 and 10 and 11. and jacked up XVII (new style).
To Posada, which is being cleaned.
Heavy weather.
Agreed to have picnic with the Fabrica on Friday (May Day).
Went over typing of Ch. [Chapter] 14. Wrote draft of foreword.
Strenge told us long & dreadful story of Emmerich's punch party. (Emmerich's stinginess and greed, & the niece feeding Krasnik's dog on sly with cake, & pointing out that E. was getting all the best things to eat.)
Dahlias sprouting.

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.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG
  • Krasnik

    Krassnigg
    Austrian Deyá resident. W.G. Austrian painter: his wife's name was Pauline. K.G.
  • Yeats

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Fabrica

    Gelat's household including: his wife, the Madora, his daughter Magdalena, son Juan and daughter-in-law Anita. Other relations often present were Francisquito, his grandson, and Francesquita, Anita's little sister R.G., eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936