Sat Ap 10th

Got money from Lugano: paid Poggi for month (266 fr [francs] = £13.odd)
Draft of a poem about a hotel bedroom1.
Laura going over Norman's Rimbaud.
Margaret Russell sent Laura a yellow & pink knitted shawl.
News that Merle Oberon is out of nursing home & that Korda is likely to finish the film later in the year.
Miaja's counter-offensive at Madrid.
Laura's letter about Kierkegaarde in T.L.S

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

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

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Signora or Guido Poggi

    Poggi, Guido & Sigñora
    Italian landlords of Villa Guidi in Lugano, also have an art- critic son eds.
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Rimbaud

    Rimbaud, Arthur
    French poet (1854-1891) whose work Norman Cameron translated with LR eds.
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Merle Oberon

    Oberon, Merle
    actress (1911-1979), married to Alexander Korda eds.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Miaja

    Miaja, General José
    (1878-1958) General in the Spanish Army eds.
  • Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard, Søren
    philosopher and writer (1813-1855)


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Hotel Bedroom [Hotel Bed in Lugano]
    • Title: Collected Poems 1938
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-04-10
    • Title: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968