Feb 9 Tuesday (Shrove)

Went by car to various recommended flats – Castagnola, Mascagno, Paradiso etc & even had a look at Gandria – but nothing. So took the half[RG]house we nearly took yesterday. Villa Guidi, an ex-Milanese palace. Signora Poggi – her son, an advocate & art-critic – Italian & has a feeling for cats & alt[RG] old fashioned things. 150 fr [francs] a month.
On way to Gandria L said dangerous road. "No, safe road, dangerous view."
Carnival – saw children's scooter race in Plaza.
Again in Town at night.
Dancing in square to Swiss music.
Helping Laura late with Troy Index of Characters.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Paradiso

    Lugano, Switzerland
    a suburb outside Lugano where RG and LR rented a "half-house" eds.
  • Castagnola

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    area of Lugano town eds.
  • Mascagno

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    area of Lugano town eds.
  • Gandria

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    area of Lugano town eds.
  • Villa Guidi

    Paradiso, Lugano, Switzerland
    "half-house" rented by LR and RG (and KG?) eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Signora or Guido Poggi

    Poggi, Guido & Sigñora
    Italian landlords of Villa Guidi in Lugano, also have an art- critic son eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937