Oct 25 Monday.

Heavy weather: 11 pp [pages] Belisarius . Harry & Alix to London to see Abou Kayer & flathunt. Alan in afternoon — to cheer up[RG] us[RG] up. Talked about about[RG] Greed & Laziness[RG]: went for walk in growing Thunderstorm (L, Alan, Karl & I) & after supper talked about literalness.
I went over Year of Damage for shortening – because Constable & Heinemann both reported it lacked vitality.
L & Alan discussing a [sic: an] W.H.Auden article for him to write.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England

People Mentioned

  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • 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.
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. 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
  • Walter Heinemann Ltd.

    Heinemann
    publisher eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12