May 4 Tuesday.

Letter from Rennes. Gelat still expecting release.
Another draft of The Wretch , and two of Poets ; a new one, soon written.[RG]
Working with Laura on Schools & she going over poems .
Beer at Gentillino, where peasants drunken and fascinated by their howled part song.
Spotted orchids & wild narcissus.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Gentillino

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

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.)
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Wretch, The [poem]
    • Title: Modern Poet, The [1938 Anthology ed. Gwendolyn Murphy]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.
    • BiblScope: 81
    • Idno: b27
    • Date: 1937-05-01
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: The Poets [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1938