The article considers the opportunities of cultural transfer as a method of studying interspecies ties involving art and literature. It also
reflects the organic nature of the transfer usage in the field of comparative studies. Mention should also be made that the present paper introduces some refinements of a theoretical nature and demonstrates the application of the method to the analysis of particular works. The polemical nature of the article is associated with the concept of «transformer», which, according to the author, is more consistent with the analysis of postmodern works and works of «new reality».