Oct 14, Monday.

Epilogue proofs again, all day.
Laura rectified Madeleine Vara on War.1
To village to verify imitate2 in James's poem hanging at Posada. Well there appears to leak, but perhaps not.
Doctor has appealed.
Went on until 12 p.m.
Doctor is going to retire from politics.
'Arapesh' book came.
The MurciansPepe have made a very good job of the sea-stone terrace for Schw [Schwarz] & Str. [Strenge]3

Editorial Notes

1included in Convalescent Conversations (1936)? eds
2copy [?] eds
3at Can Caballo. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • 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
  • Strenge

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

    There were at least two families of immigrants from Murcia in the village. Antonio and Carmen, parents of Paco who worked as a mason, and the servant girls Isabel and Josefa. Maria Murciana was from a different family. WG


    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Convalescent Conversations [fiction]
    • Author: Madeleine Vara [Laura Riding]
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936