The feelings of some writers glow with football and interact with its data, whether positive or negative. We also find many football players or coaches and others in literature a haven to escape from the pressures of matches, hard exercises and the exhausting daily work of the body and soul together.
Very little separates the recording with the foot and its counterpart with the pen, and in every creativity, humans are storytellers.. From time immemorial, narration is one of the most important activities practiced by man, and tales and stories are linked to members of the communities. Football is one of the most important sources of stories for people.
In Hakawi Ramadan via “Maidan”, we will talk today about the joint creativity in combining literary prowess and football. Famous Lolita” Vladimir Nabokov, who was a goalkeeper in his youth, and also the creator of “Sherlock Holmes” novels Arthur Conal Doyle, who was a defender in the English club Portsmouth, and goalkeeper James Joyce and Albert Camus, both of whom wrote about Football in his business.
Albert Camus Midfielder
It was the Algerian-born French-born novelist Albert Camus, the Nobel Prize winner who considered himself a goalkeeper legend, and that literature deprived the ball of his efforts as a great goalkeeper. Kamo began playing football in his childhood and occupied the position of the spearhead, but his grandmother said that playing the ball is nothing but damage to his shoes, and poverty prevents people like him from the luxury of buying new shoes, so he decided that the only way to continue as a player was to go to stand under the three wooden stakes.
“The goalkeeper can meditate,” Camus said. “I learned from the goalkeeper how the ball needs concentration and intuition, as it does not always come from the place we expect. It helped me a lot in life, especially in big cities, where people are not usually straight.” Camus understood Sartre’s metaphor at a very young age, as he was the goalkeeper of the football team at the University of Oran in Algeria at the age of 16.
Poverty and disease prevented the famous philosopher from continuing to play the game, but he never lost sight of it when he went to France and became famous in the cultural circles. He believed that football is a real culture of the world, no less important and necessary than novels, poetry and cinema, as it is the game that carries the culture of peoples and the degree of their civilization. He said decisively, “I owe football all I know about morals… the football that only idiots hate.”
Irish James Joyce Controversial
James Joyce, an Irish writer and poet, famous for his many literary works, some of which sparked controversy, he left our world on January 13, 1941 AD.
James Joyce is considered to be of the category, who struggled a lot in her life in order to earn a living, he used to travel a huge distance daily before moving on a series of means of transportation, between a train, a wagon, a bicycle and a ship, only to teach the daughter of a ship captain for 5 shillings. One day, he said in front of a friend of his in response to his suffering that he would write a complex novel, a copy of which is preserved in the world’s libraries, and that it took 7 years to write it.
James Joyce was educated in a Christian school, then joined the University of Dublin, and in 1902 he moved to Paris, and he was suffering from chronic diseases that led him to blindness, and he underwent 11 surgeries, and when he was in France, his mother fell ill and doctors diagnosed her with cancer, and his father sent A telegram wrote, “Your mother is dying, go home. Your father.” Joyce then returned to Ireland, but his mother fell into a coma and left.
With the financial aid provided by its owners, he spent 7 years writing the controversial “Ulysses”, which was initially banned in the United States and Britain, and at present this book is considered one of the greatest English language books of the twentieth century, and he also spent 17 years writing his last work. “Sahar Finnegan” in 1939 AD, and it is considered one of the most wonderful books of the Comoros. It was also translated into Arabic for him, “The Artist’s Picture in his Youth”, “Ulysses” in two parts, “People from Dublin” and the two plays “Stephen and Exiles”.
In his story “The Dead”, Joyce sets the scene for the home on 15 Usher Island (an area near the docks of Dublin), which was once the home of Joyce’s aunts, the music school I ran in the 1890s, and a place where we had dinner parties. He was inspired to write what critics describe as the greatest short story of all time, and since then the house is known locally as “The House of the Dead”.
In recent years, many writers, musicians and actors have left Dublin due to rising rents and a lack of community space, as entertainment has been overshadowed by projects. But whatever happens to House of the Dead, the real danger is that a new generation of Irish artists will be pushed into exile, just as it happened with Joyce.
The creator of the Sherlock Holmes novels is a defender at Portsmouth
Arthur Conan Doyle is a British writer and doctor who created the fictional Sherlock Holmes. He played as a defender for the English club Portsmouth.
After 8 years of working in medicine, Arthur thought of writing a story and wrote his first story entitled “The Crimson Room” and it was welcomed by people, which encouraged him to put forward another story.
Doyle lived a life of conflict with his innovative character, Sherlock Holmes, as he believed that she had gained more fame than him personally, so he wanted to kill her, and in fact, this actually happened, as he killed her in his famous novel (The Sherlock Holmes Case), but he met with objections from his fans and fans, and made an amazing and wonderful move , bringing the character back to life.
Vladimir Nabokov Entomologist started life as a goalkeeper
Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov was born on April 10, 1899, in Saint Petersburg to an aristocratic family.
Vladimir Nabokov started his life as a goalkeeper, and in addition to his literary talent, Nabokov was an entomologist, and interest in this field of science appeared in his childhood. Nabokov also made a significant contribution to oncology (the department of entomology devoted to the treatment of wings), discovered many new insect species, and more than 30 species of butterflies were named in his honor and the names of the heroes of his works. He also wrote some articles on butterflies, and was head of the Butterfly Collection at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Nabokov’s first novel appeared in 1925 under the title “Machenko”, and in 1926 his anti-Soviet play “Soviet Man” appeared, followed by his novel “The King – The Lady – The Servant” in 1931 AD. 1932, then he returned in 1934 AD and published remarkable works such as “Crazy Race” and “A Call to Doom” in which the latter was fiercely hostile to the Soviet totalitarian rule, but in 1938 he wrote for the first time a novel in English, which is “The Real Biography of Sebastian Knight.”
When he obtained American citizenship in 1945 AD, and then was appointed to Cornell University, from which he published his work “The Notch” and began writing his autobiography, which appeared in 1951 AD under the title “From the Other Shore” in 1955, he published his novel “Lolita”, which was first banned in America, and this is what prompted Nabokov to publish the novel “Ibnin” in 1957 AD. In 1958 AD, the novel “Lolita” became the pocket book in America, and he sold the rights to convert it into a movie for $150,000. He devoted himself to Hollywood in 1960 AD to write a script for this movie, but he traveled to Europe in 1962, where he wrote “Smooth Fire” and in 1969 AD. He wrote his longest novel, Ada. Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov died on July 2, 1977.
From sports to literature
As for Gabriel García Márquez, the pioneer of contemporary magical realism, some sources reported that a powerful ball hit his stomach and nearly ruptured his intestines, which was the accident that brought down the curtain on his playing in the goalkeeping position in the Colombian suburb of Aracataca, and changed the course of his life from sports to literature.
The rules of the ball are more easy than the rules of literature
The famous Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko was fond of football, specifically the goalkeeping position, and believed that the rules of the ball were easier than the rules of literature, as he said that the poet takes longer to prove that his ball hit the goal.