NABOKV-L post 0006004, Fri, 1 Jun 2001 09:55:32 -0700

[Fwd: Chess and Suicide]
EDITOR's NOTE. See below. wrote:

> In the June 4 New Yorker there is an article on chess players. The
> article
> quotes British Chess magazine which lamented the "alarming number" of
> real-life chess players who have killed themselves by jumping from
> windows or
> bridges. The New Yorker article mentions the motion picture "The
> Luzhin
> Defence," the film version of Nabokov's l930 novel.
> Phil Iannarelli
> Cleveland, Ohio

Oddly, VN got his idea for Luzhin's Defense from an early Soviet film on