Caleb Crain


Caleb Crain is the author of American Sympathy, a study of friendship between men in early American literature. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and n+1. His novel Necessary Errors will be published in 2013.

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  • Almost History: Plzeň, May 1991

    August 21, 2013

    At the end of World War II, as it became clear that Hitler was headed for defeat, Russia and the Western powers raced against each other to claim territory in Europe. It looked as if all of Eastern Europe was fated to fall under Soviet sway. At the last minute, however, it almost didn't turn out that way.