March 4 Thursday

Read the Claudius script which is more & more dreary as it goes on.
Walked to Gentillino & beyond.
Wrote to David for his birthday. Letter from Juan Junyer at Barcelona. Laura wrote letters to Rennes, Short & Deyá. Epilogue.
Emmi back from Germany. Says that the military clique Fritsch, Blomberg & Raeder are the real rulers in Germany already and that Prince August Willhelm is expected as the new President Kaiser.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Gentillino

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.
  • 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.

People Mentioned

  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Laura

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Joän

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.
  • Strenge

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

    von Fritsch, Col-General Baron Werner
    (1880-1939), Commander-in-Chief of the German Army 1935-38 eds.
  • Blomberg

    von Blomberg, General Werner
    (1856-1921), General in the German Army eds.
  • Raeder

    Raeder, Grand Admiral Erich
    (1876-1960), Grand Admiral in German Army eds.
  • Prince August Wilhelm

    Wilhelm, Prince August
    (1887-1949), Prince of Prussia, son of Wilhelm II, King of Prussia, German Emperor (1859-1941) eds.


    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert