March 21 Sunday

Fine day again. Ziepert as usual – Ida didn't come.
Finished and wrapped up Claudius to send off tomorrow.
Emmi a prisoner because Pippa1 is on heat & Schw. won't do anything about it himself.
We walked to Lugano past 'Mrs Simpson's statue'.
Laura writing a poem about primroses.

Editorial Notes

1 Strenge's terrier eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Hotel Belle Rive-Ziebert

    Lugano, Switzerland
    Hotel in Lugano; Graves often calls "Ziebert" eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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
  • Ida

    Ida
    maid at Villa Guidi eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert