Caleb Crain

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Caleb Crain is the author of the novels Overthrow (coming from Viking in August 2019) and Necessary Errors (Penguin, 2013), as well as the critical study American Sympathy (Yale, 2001). He has written for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, Harper's, and The Atlantic. He was born in Texas, grew up in Massachusetts, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Necessary Errors

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Overthrow

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American Sympathy: Men, Fri...

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Sweet Grafton

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Ned v. Kate

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A Game of Hide and Seek

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Long Before Stonewall: Hist...

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The Tenor Saxophonist's Story

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“In Rome the statues, in Paris the paintings, and in Prague the buildings suggest that pleasure can be an education.”
Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors

“Jacob thought about going home. He still had some American change, which he kept in an empty matchbox in his sock drawer, and one night, after he had finished his pancakes and jam, he took the coins out, spread them on the kitchen table, and admired the burnt sienna patina of one of the pennies, which in the candlelight was iridescent with violet and green where people’s touch had salted it. The portrait of Lincoln was ugly and noble, and Jacob took off his glasses to look more closely. On the other side, an erratic line of shrubbery was engraved beside the Lincoln monument’s steps. The idealism seemed to be in Lincoln rather than in the coin’s design, which was homely. It was so homely, in fact, that there was a kind of democratic grandeur to it. It was the most beautiful currency in the world. Jacob was on the verge of tears.”
Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors

“They sat talking naked so often and so long perhaps because they liked to be able to read the whole opalescent page of each other at once.”
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