Feb 6 Saturday

More dull travelling, uncomfortable night (no sleepers) in train.
No customs troubles. Arrived at 2.30.
Missed Schw & Strenge & had difficulty in finding them.
Affectionate greeting.[RG]
They suggested Hotel Belle Rive-Ziepert1, 10 fr [francs] a day (21 to £) Coffee with them & talk of Deyá etc. L. K. & I by taxi to centre of town. (Carnival on) Quite nice but looks expensive.
Wagon Lits2 man prepared us for expense: said that there was a lot of underground tension owing to rise of prices, but political combinations not articulate.

Editorial Notes

1Zieber KG
2sleeper car eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • Hotel Belle Rive-Ziebert

    Lugano, Switzerland
    Hotel in Lugano; Graves often calls "Ziebert" eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Strenge

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