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1. Octet - Fiction From collection= Brief Interviews with Hideous Men – short story collection, it contains 23 metafictional pieces , and the collection is characterized by dark humour, alienation, and irony . The stories are difficult to categorize. Octet takes form of pop Quizzes. As he expressed, they serve as ‘’short belletrist pieces’’. Language = written in 2 nd person – no names throughout (ex. Quiz no. he uses the letters X, Y to refer to them), fragmented, non-linear narrative , as a typical Wallace works its detailed, and uses very rich and clever vocabulary. Title – Octet = which means group of eight . Right from the start you’d imagined the series as an octet or octocycle, though best of British luck explaining to anyone why .’’ Although it is called octet – it consists of 5 quizzes and these quizzes also feature questions = involves the reader . That is what Wallace wanted with his fiction = authentic connection, addresses the human need for connection in his work and also promotes a sincere connection btw the author. Wallace presents a series of stories that conclude with some

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