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What We Were Doing and Where We Were Going (American Literature) Paperback – April 21, 2009
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"Literature is dead, everyone knows that, and also--another thing everyone knows--all the great literature has already been written. But if we were somehow to begin bringing literature into the present day, we'd do it by updating, reimagining, rewriting, and then finally once and for all forgetting the past masters. That is what, in these funny, eclectic, and ultimately very contemporary stories, Damion Searls somehow manages to do." --Keith Gessen
"These stories not only read beautifully and feel true; I don't think I've ever read anything that seems at once so off-hand and so formally exacting. Damion Searls's work gives me an idea of how the short story can keep on going, what its future might be." --Benjamin Kunkel
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Searls has translated all the great writers, but his own fiction is fantastic.