May 16 Whitsun

Woke with a sick headache, ate no breakfast, Took an aspirin & walked to Gentillino.
All right for Ziebert lunch
Finished Chap [Chapter] 4 Ghost.
Laura writing letters.
Karl & I went to see the play at the roulette tables at the Kursaal1.
I lost a few francs.

Editorial Notes

1casino in Lugano eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

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

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Hotel Belle Rive-Ziebert

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22