March 7 Tuesday

Proofs of Left Heresy ; and Dictionary (R's1)
Reservations made on Paris .
Laura called me in, about 4 am, to say sleepily.
Love is a beautiful insincerity; & true
Beryl & I decided, now that we all have agreed to leave Bellamy2 behind, while taking Nono3: that Bellamy has been given too much love. He does not appreciate it being French: he is just a 'beau chat'4 for a serious établissement 5.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. the letter 'R' eds.
2cat eds.
3cat eds.
4handsome cat eds.
5establishment eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction of enclosure letter
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds

Organizations Mentioned

  • CGT Paris

    CGT Paris
    CGT (Compagnie Générale Transatlantique) liner Paris, built in 1912. LR travelled to Europe on the Paris and she & RG booked to sail to America on the same boat, but it was destroyed by fire at le Havre in 1939 eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Left Heresy in Literature and Life [the essay "Politics and Poetry" comprises the closing section of this book.(RPG 278) eds.]
    • Author: Kemp, Harry/ Riding, Laura/ others
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Methuen
    • Idno: B29
    • Date: 1939