Большой юбилей М.Д. Литвиновой

МаринаЛитвинШекспироведу, переводчику, профессору Московского государственного лингвистического университета им. Мориса Тореза (ИнЯза) Марине Дмитриевне Литвиновой исполнилось 90. Она продолжает развивать свою оригинальную концепцию авторства шекспировских произведений, правда, новых книг в последние годы как будто не выпускала.

В одном англоязычном блоге мне попались высказывания Литвиновой (в далёком уже 2012 г.) о её вышедшей в 2008 г. большой монографии «Оправдание Шекспира» и работе над новой. Видимо, состояние дел с тех пор принципиально не изменилось, поэтому я приведу фрагмент из этого блога  <БлогЛитвинова>:

On March 2, 2012, at 5:16 pm Marina Litvinova said:

<…> I wrote the book “The Justification of Shakespeare”, published in 2008 in Moscow (600 p.). It is not a biography. I analyze the relationship of Ben Jonson, Rutland, Bacon, John Donn, based on their works. Only one example. In one of Jonson’s early comedies, there is a personage “Puntarvolo” by name. This Italian name means “a flying point” – a periphrasis of “Shakespeare”. William Camden in his “Remains” wrote that Elizabethans were fond of playing with names.

It is very difficult to write anything in a foreign language. Please, forgive my English. Professor of Moscow State Linguistic University Marina Litvinova.

  • Sounds fascinating. Is the book translated? Anyway, best wishes for you and your work.

Thank you. Unfortunately, the book is not translated. I can’t do it and can’t pay for its translation. Now I am writing the second book where I try to show the relationship between the lives of Bacon and Rutland and Shakespeare’s plays and Sonnets. My first book contains some information never published before. For instance, parallel phrases in “Coryat Crudities” (1611) and in some of Shakespeare’s plays. As the Shaksper myth doesn’t block my research I see Rutland in Ben Jonson’s comedies (“Every Man Out of His Humour”, “Cynthia’s Revels”, “Poetaster” and others). The events of Rutland’s life corresponds exactly to what we can read in Shakespeare’s plays.

In his book “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” John Mitchell said: “We cannot close the list of entries before hearing the most convincing case of all, that of Roger Manners, fifth Earl of Rutland”. Against him there are only two objections: he was too young to compose poems and chronicles, and there is no evidence that he was a poet. The first objection is nullified by Bacon’s tutorial supervision, the second – by Ilya Guililov’s discovery.

Thus it is not necessary “to shift our attention from debating who wrote Shakespeare’ works to whether it’s possible to discover the author’s emotional, sexual, and religious life through them” as proposed by James Shapiro in his book “Contested Will” (p.268). Shakespeare’s works contain self-revelation just as works of all writers of genius.

Пожелаем же Марине Дмитриевне здоровья, новых прозрений и публикаций!

*   *   *

Филолог, шекспировед Нина Вадимовна Сапрыгина из Одесского университета написала очерк-поздравление юбиляру и выставила его в Фейсбуке. По согласованию с автором он представлен на нашем сайте: <ЛитвиноваЮбил>