Friday Ap 16

A really hot day: walk to Gentillino. Orange tip butterfly, buttercups and things.
Ox. Univ. [Oxford University] Press turned down dictionary "as too individual & personal... words cannot be put into strait jackets." ( Another example of tolerance of illiteracy for the sake of lexicographic richness)
Heathen, according to R. Haas, well written but not exciting enough for the Am. [American] public: only taking 100 copies
To Lugano after supper, alone: Laura to bed early not feeling well.
Lots of provincial English honeymooners admiring lake & coloured lights.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

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

    Lugano, Switzerland

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Oxford University Press

    Oxford University Press
    publisher eds.
  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • Title: [Homily on] Tolerance
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-04-12
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Heathen
    • Author: Wyatt, Honor
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Date: 1937