Goalkeepers—as 20th-century existentialists knew—provide football’s paradigm for action in the face of uncertainty.
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Assaf Gavron, captain of the Israeli writers’ XI (see 9 Dec 08), regards football as a legitimate literary subject: “The main appeal is to accomplish the boyhood dream of many men really, not only writers. It is to be a football star.” With podcast »
What does soccer have to do with literature? asks Israeli novelist Assaf Gavron in advance of a Writers’ League friendly between Germany and Israel. “Soccer is life, literature is about life.”