March 24th Wednesday

Raining all day.
Went over 190 pp [pages] of Year of Damage with Laura.
Greville Diaries and George Sand's Gallerie des Femmes arrived.
Cut my hand at breakfast.
To Lugano to buy a lobster supper, in shells.
Went over points in Laura & Francisca & Voltaire with Laura.
Papers reflect crisis in Spain & moral shock everywhere at the Italian defeat.
Snow on hills, hoar-frost at night, lake rising.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Sand, George [pseud.]
    French author (1804-1876) eds.


    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12
    • 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
    • Title: Laura and Francisca
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1931