Aug 21st Wednesday.

Finished Chapter IX A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times], started Chapter X, at this all day. Laura not well, went to bed in afternoon for rest of day. Karl went to Palma to see Sabater again & see about paints.
New supply of oil: also charcoal: last of the plums. To sea.
Gelat had seen a clerk who assured him that no denuncio1 been made at the Military Headquarters. The theory is that the charlatan made enquiries there to give himself importance.2
Very heavy weather.
Karl brought me a new reading-lamp: ordinary chromium sort: the other was always blowing over & getting damaged.

Editorial Notes

1denunciation. KG
2See August 12th diary entry. eds

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).
  • 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.)
  • Sabater

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.


    • 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