Thursday April 1

A poem Smoke1 in two drafts, and unexpected royalties of £200[RG] from Barker. Claudius has in 3 years brought in about £8500. Money at present: £650 in Paris, £250 in London, £200 here.
Going over Schools with Laura
Reports of disorganization and attempted revolts behind Franco's lines, and[RG] a Govt [Government] victory at Pozoblanco; and pressure on five other points2. For the first time general English newspaper opinion is that Franco is beaten.
Coffee with Str & Schw. but we refused to talk politics in the circs.
Nice letter from Honor: reassuring about G.E.
Govt [Government] victory on the Burgos Bilbao road.

Editorial Notes

1became "The Smoky House"? DW; eds.
2fronts KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Paris

  • London

  • Pozoblanco

    Pozoblanco, Cordova, Spain
  • Burgos

    Burgos, Old Castile, Spain
  • Bilbao

    Bilbao, Basque Province, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.
  • Strenge

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • George

    Ellidge, George
    friend, married to Mary Burtonwood eds.; friend of Honor Wyatt's KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG


    • Title: Smoke [poem: presumably "The Smoky House". See Complete Poems, Vol. II, pp. 82-83. (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title.) DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: The Smoky House [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura