Tuesday Ap 13

Laura doing Rimbaud translation (going over Norman's stuff) & arranging her own poems.
Raining all day (& yesterday)
Karl & I to Lugano to buy novel foods to cheer up a dull day – chicken-sausages in gelatine, pine-apple glacé, herring roe[RG] fillets, etc.
Bought a cigarette machine, not being able to get tubes for my old Deyá one.
Laura having a red & white striped dress made; with the Ibizan buttons & yesterday's silver belt.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

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.
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Rimbaud

    Rimbaud, Arthur
    French poet (1854-1891) whose work Norman Cameron translated with LR eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: [Homily on] Tolerance
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-04-12