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(History and Theory of Literature). The role of the character of secondary plan in V.Nabokov's novel "Luzhin's Defense"

Shadurskiy V.V., Tikhonov S.V.

A new aspect of the poetics of V.Nabokov's novel "Luzhin's Defense" is given in the paper. The subject of the analysis is Valentinov, a character of the secondary plan. The paper reveals the necessity of this personage for uniting the motives of chess and cinema and discloses Valentinov's function in the plot and the system of characters.