May 2 Thursday

F.V.C. all morning.
Exhausting kitten-hunt with Alice1 in afternoon: she misled us and we found nothing. Read Apollonius.2
A dull day. In evening started A Foreign Land.
The mats came for entrada3.
Gelat undertook to get oak or walnut for making a round table.
next page.[RG]4 To sea with Karl & Salamo5: bathed. Hurried back to prepare sandwiches & tea for Str. [Strenge] & Sch. [Schwarz] (Beefsteak ground with onion & lettuce & pimento) With them till 8 p.m., quite tired by so much German talk.
6 Pinks at their best.
Roses eaten by tumblebugs

Editorial Notes

1LR's cat. eds
2Apollonius of Tyanas? See Apr. 25th entry. eds.
3entrance hall. WG
4the following paragraph has been circled by RG, to indicate that it should be read as part of the May 3rd entry. eds
5RG's dog. eds
6May 2nd entry resumed. eds

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. 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.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: A Foreign Land [poem: unpublished; see diary June 13, 1935]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1935