Oct 26th Wed.

Checked Scene 4 of Greeks & Trojans
Cold weather at last: wearing corduroys. To village with Alan & got new bicycle tire, ordered ember-shovel, jampots.
Dorothy owned to a stone[RG] head she had done of Laura (Laura had already guessed) & showed it me.
Laura on Harry's Numbers, Ghost , Aristotle1.
Evening walk to Saint Uniac with Dorothy & bought jam & cracknels2.
She showed me her stone head of Laura done by memory: good in profile, front face wrong. Laura saw it, and Dorothy is going to break it up now.

Editorial Notes

2biscuits eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • St. Uniac

    Brittany, France
    a village within walking distance of La Chevrie. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

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

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • 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)
  • 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: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939