Aug 17 Sat.

Worked 7 pp of Poets.
Book Society money from Germany, also money from Finland.
Also Chapter VII of A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]1
In afternoon to village — Estanco, Rosa, baker — Schw [Schwarz] & Str. [Strenge] (Schw [Schwarz] to Palma by bus). Laura consulted about decoration of bandstand.
All village convinced that the denuncios2 come from the m. [Médico]
The point is, will Pepe have guts to go to Casa Consistorial3 & ask for work for his men. If he doesn't, G [Gelat] says, nappoo.4
But of course Paco wouldn't talk out to G [Gelat] & us. Afraid.

Editorial Notes

2denunciations. KG
3Town Hall. KG
41st W.W. slang.[?] KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Strenge

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

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Paco

    Paco (mason, son of Antonio and Carmen)
    Son of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen. Worked as a mason. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Book Society

    Book Society
    published the Book Society News eds.; same as the Times Book Club? eds.
  • Estanco

    Local Tobacconist, a general shop KG


    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura