Oct 9 Sunday

A letter from Joan [sic: Juan] Junyer asking for a mirror for a friend's purse and some chocolate.
A stinking review in T.L.S. of Laura's poems1: to which I replied suitably.
Warm, windy, bad day.
Talk of Mussolini withdrawing troops & material from Spain.
Worked all day and till [until] 1.15 am.

Editorial Notes

1 "The Purpose of Poetry: Writer and Motive" by D.L. Murray, Times Literary Supplement 8 October, 1938. Friedmann Chapter 29, note 7 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.
  • Mussolini

    Mussolini, Benito
    (1883-1945) Fascist dictator ( "IL DUCE") of Italy from 1922-1943. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968