Dec 9 Thursday

Finished Ch [Chapter] XIII
Talks a great deal of the day with Mary (her last day) about John her husband who is violent and homicidal. She went away with Nan.
I walked a long way in the streets, got misdirected, lost.
Laura writing a broadcast talk about poetry-reading, helping Mary with poems.
She & I walked to Alan's but did not go in, somehow.
Alan's Auden letter turned down everywhere.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • John Lucy

    Lucy, John
    Estranged husband of Mary Lucy; RG and LR are drawn into their marital problems. eds.
  • Nan

    Roberts, Nan
    wife of Wilfred Roberts, the M.P. for North Cumberland eds.
  • Alan

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

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds