Jan 17 Sunday

Going over Epilogue.
Alan came to lunch. W [sic: He? eds.]e wrote a letter to Sunday Times about Dylan Thomas, Roy Campbell, Stephen Spender & the reviewers such as Desmond Macarthy & G.M.Young.
Karl went to see Jenny1. I didn't for the first time for a fortnight.
Alix & Harry to tea & supper. Some work on Claudius F [film] & b.s.v. [bookstall version]
A walk in the rain with Karl; Laura had eye-megrims2: first occasion for a year or more.

Editorial Notes

1told to fetch her laundry KG
2migraines eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • 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.
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Dylan Thomas

    Thomas, Dylan
    poet, friend of Norman Cameron eds. see Diary September 22, 1936
  • Roy Campbell

    Campbell, Roy
    a poet (1901-57) who fled Spain just before RG et al eds.; made libelous reference to RG and LR in "Georgiads or something" RPG see Diary August 7, 1936
  • Stephen Spender

    Spender, Stephen
    British poet (1909-1995). Political activist with left-wing sympathies. eds.
  • Desmond MacCarthy

    Macarthy, Desmond
    Chief book reviewer for the Sunday Times and a member of the Bloomsbury Group eds.
  • G.M. Young

    Young, G.M.
    (1882-1959) historian and regular contributor to the Sunday Times eds.


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Times [newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times Newspapers