/ Robert Graves ; drawings by Paul Hogarth. - Palma de Mallorca :
Olañeta, 1997. - 149 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- (La forada, 2).
NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR : In 1929, Robert Graves — poet,
novelist, critic, translator, mythologist — decided
to leave an overpopulated and mechanised England in search of
a place « where the town was still the town, and the
country the country ». He chose Majorca because of
its climate, good wine and honest, friendly people, and built
a stone house in the mountain village of Deià where he
brought up a family and wrote incessantly for over 50 years,
and where he died in 1985 at the age of ninety.
Although his affection for Majorca
over the years had inspired and pervaded much of his writing,
it was not until his neighbour, the artist Paul Hogarth, made
a series of drawings of the island in 1965 that Graves's superbly
witty and perceptive drawings and essays on the island society
and its history were complemented by equally magnificent illustrations.
This widely sought-after book has been out of print for thirty
years and is now, finally, available to the English reader again.
- « Majorca observed »,
London : Cassell, 1965
- Lucia Graves, « Une femme inconnue », Monaco :
Éd. du Rocher (Anatolia), 2002
- William Graves, « Wild
olives : life in Majorca with Robert Graves »,
London : Hutchinson, 1995 ; trad. espagnole :
« Bajo la sombra del olivo : la Mallorca de Robert
Graves », Palma de Mallorca : Olañeta,
|mise-à-jour : 2 novembre 2005