The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise

The Art and Craft of Approaching Your Head of Department to Submit a Request for a Raise

Georges Perec


Perec's workplace novel takes fluorescent-lit anomie and shoots it via a fancy if-then calculus, sending a hapless hero via a office maze the place he needs to many times steer clear of bitter coworkers and metal his unravel to invite for extra money.

Until now, Perec's brief workplace novel The paintings and Craft of drawing close Your Head of division to publish a Request for a Raise has now not been translated into English. Perec biographer David Bellos has ultimately undertaken the daunting job, a seventy-seven-page-long unmarried sentence with virtually no punctuation. The Oulipan problem for the publication used to be thrown down by way of laptop pioneer Jacques Perriaud in 1968 on the Orwellian-sounding Computing provider of the arts study Centre in Paris. Perriaud drew up a flowchart representing how a supercomputer might holiday down many of the methods a anxious low-level place of work employee may perhaps got down to ask his greater for a bring up, whole with loops, digressions, and recursions. Perec threw himself on the job and created a hilarious, more and more frenzied workplace parody.

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