March 14 Sunday

Finished[RG] Poem-sorting (Laura sorting her collected poems, beginning with Voltaire)
Cut down Claudius by 17 pp [pages] & schemed out last two chapters for Karl.
Rain all day. Cards &[RG] Lunch & cards at Ziebert. Coffee at Schw & Str.
Karl & I, when it cleared, went for a walk – Sorenzo Gentillino. Small white useless crocuses in the woods.
Karl enjoying 'Year of Damage.'
Nickel to supper.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Gentillino

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Hotel Belle Rive-Ziebert

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

    Lugano, Switzerland

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.
  • 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
  • Laura

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

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


    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Voltaire [The Vain Life of Voltiare, a poem; originally published by Hogarth Press]
    • Title: Collected Poems
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • BiblScope: 371
    • Idno: a35
    • Date: 1938