Feb 28th, Sunday.

It rained all day, then snowed.
Claudius, Schools with Laura. Lunch at the hotel. Year of Damage.[RG] Cafe with Str & Schw. Str is going to Germany tomorrow to help her sister move flat. Nickel Schw. turned up.
To the cinema after supper with Karl. Old fashioned bad sentimental film about a professor and the illegitimate child of the janitor's daughter – by Pirandello.
But nice walking back, the snow having cleared.
Tried to but could not read Michael Sadleir's These Foolish Things1.

Editorial Notes

1 These Foolish Things A Story by Michael Sadleir. London: Constable, 1937. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Belle Rive-Ziebert

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


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).
  • Michael Sadleir

    Sadleir, Michael
    with Constable KG; Publicity agent? 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
  • Nickel

    Schwarz, Nickel
    Son of Georg Schwarz.
  • Pirandello

    Pirandello, Luigi
    Italian playwrite (1867-1936) eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12