(New) Sincerity in David Foster Wallace's “Octet”

  title={(New) Sincerity in David Foster Wallace's “Octet”},
  author={Iain Williams},
  journal={Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction},
  pages={299 - 314}
  • Iain Williams
  • Published 13 May 2015
  • Art
  • Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction
David Foster Wallace's “Octet” provides a singular example of how he endeavors to negotiate with the ever-present specter of irony and interrogate the efficacy and applicability of sincerity within the millennial zeitgeist. By requiring of his readers a vast investment of time and concentration, acknowledging and working through the specter of irony while proleptically anticipating theoretical rebuttals, and resisting both a retrograde appeal for “pre-ironic” sincerity and a reductive synthesis… 

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