July 19 Monday

Anniversary of Rebellion and a dull, sweaty awful day. Face swollen. Not much pain, as such; but feeling lacerated.
Letter from E. Altounyan1 from Aleppo wanting to correspond about Poetry. Replied.
Laura working on Letter Book.
I made a start of Ch [Chapter] 8 of Ghost, and[RG] (11 pp [pages])[RG] wrote several letters, made up a/cs2.
Sent Claudius film version to Random House.
Dressed for supper. Thunderstorm. 663 reintroduced.
Rebel counterattack at Brunete fails.
Karl making a mask of home-mashed papier-maché, painted.
War starting in China.

Editorial Notes

1Ernest Haig Riddell Altounyan (1889-1962), surgeon eds.; friend of T.E. Lawrence? KG
2accounts? eds.
3card game KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Brunete

    Brunete, New Castile, Spain
    City outside of Madrid 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.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert