On the left-hand side of the page is Column A. On the right side is Column B. Column A is a list of authors and composers. Column B lists various sporting activities that are associated with these artists. Column A: Samuel Beckett Albert Camus William Faulkner F. Scott Fitzgerald Ernest Hemingway Charles Ives Arnold Schoenberg Column B: Baseball Cricket Fishing and Hunting Football Golf Rugby Tennis Here’s how they match up: Albert Camus was a serious rugby player. Of course, we know from his books that Ernest Hemingway was a notorious fisherman and big-game hunter. Arnold Schoenberg was an avid tennis player. Charles Ives played baseball at Yale. He was a left-handed pitcher. Samuel Beckett was a star cricket player. F. Scott Fitzgerald played football at Princeton. William Faulkner was a 'semi-pro' golf instructor in Oxford, Mississippi. Writer Pat Conroy said ‘Athletics is mercilessly fair.’ The same could be said of art. Art and sport are also complementary. At its best, art requires a total commitment of emotional and intellectual resources. While sport demands complete physical and emotional dedication.
A Collection of Writings on Nature, Science, and Art by John Holland