May 18 Tuesday

It was a heavy wretched day: went with Laura to her dentist & took brooch to be put right again (pin split) coffee in Olympia after.
Poems . Laura finished a poem The Victory .[RG]
Started Ch. [Chapter] 5 of Ghost .
We cannot have the Ewhurst house until 18th 1.
Insomnia problem of Laura's.
Read her Coleridge's Miscellaneous Criticism 2 because her eyes were bad.
Walk at evening to Carabbia beyond Pazallo on the hill – beyond the villa limit.
Started a poem about the ghosts, the pupil of the heart3.

Editorial Notes

1June KG
2 Coleridge's Miscellaneous Criticism by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, edited by Thomas Middleton Raysor. London: Constable & Co. Ltd., 1936. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England
  • Olympia

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    café in centre of Lugano KG
  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.
  • Pazallo

    Pazallo, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Carabbia

    Carabbia, Switzerland

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Coleridge, Samuel
    British poet, critic, and philosopher (1772-1834) eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Victory [poem] [Presumably "Defeat of the Rebels". (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title.) DW]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Or To Perish Before Day [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-05-18