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1.Octet - FictionFrom 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 2ndperson – 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 thehuman 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