Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Tips en wenken voor wie zijn afdelingschef om opslag wil vragen” as Want to Read:
Tips en wenken voor wie zijn afdelingschef om opslag wil vragen
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Tips en wenken voor wie zijn afdelingschef om opslag wil vragen

by
3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  573 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
Só um homem que nunca comprou uma televisão e não sabe dirigir, como parece ter sido o caso de Georges Perec, pode conceber um estado progressivo de exasperação diante da vida prática como o que é relatado neste livro. Só um homem tão avesso ao chamado do consumo é capaz de provocar o riso do leitor diante de uma das situações ao mesmo tempo mais corriqueiras e constranged ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published 2011 by Arbeiderspers (first published 1968)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about Tips en wenken voor wie zijn afdelingschef om opslag wil vragen

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,165)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
MJ Nicholls
During the one proper occupation I have held down within an adulthood of shameless bumming about in the name of books, I once considered requesting a raise. I was writing a novel entitled A Postmodern Belch at the time, large portions of which were completed in the staff room, and the constant interruptions at having to return to work (in an abandoned hotel for bankers who never read novels), forced me into confronting the boss (an inferior) about the ethics of keeping a promising talent in a wo ...more
Geoff
Aug 07, 2013 Geoff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
my personal opinion is that we should all immediately quit our jobs, right away, the sooner the better; bash that desktop computer screen to tiny bits with your fists and make a bloody mosaic; pluck the buttons from the keyboard and play an impromptu game of Scrabble with your most loathed office mate; take that cute little gal or guy you secretly crush on out to a field of wildflowers and frig your brains out; make wreaths of crushed wildflowers and long grasses and place petals on your naked b ...more
Sean Pagaduan
Oct 15, 2012 Sean Pagaduan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
you pick up this book and decide to read it see that it's by georges perec and think well maybe the last book was bad and the one before that was horrible but perhaps this one may not be so bad or else you think that the last book was good and the one before that was great superb even so obviously this book would be right up your alley so you go down to the library it's one or t'other either the book is in or it is not in if the book is not in then you have no choice but to go and visit the book ...more
Ronald Morton
This book is brief so I will also be brief.

I was going to say that I am perfectly willing to be proven wrong in this, but then I realized that I was in fact not in any way willing to be proven wrong in this, and I won't even bother entertaining counter-points: I don't actually think Perec ever made a literary misstep. Like, ever.

The actual title of this book in literal translation is "the art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise." Believe it or not, th
...more
Kurtlu
Feb 18, 2016 Kurtlu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
perec'in yazılarında ironi ve imajinasyon kendiliğinden geliyor; fırsat olsa tiyatro uyarlamasını izlemek isterdim.
Kathrina
Dec 12, 2013 Kathrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: french
so you pick up this book and you either read it or you don't if you don't you're missing out on a really cool experiment that may seem tedious at first but keep with it if you keep with it you will come out in the end with a deeper appreciation of the power or language and an empowerment to break the rules if only to learn why the rules are there in the first place and if you read it which you should you may decide you need to take a break every once in a while because all this circumperambulati ...more
jeremy
Mar 07, 2011 jeremy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translation, fiction
french experimental writer and oulipo member georges perec was commissioned in the late 1960s to "use a computer's basic mode of operation as a writing device." writing within a self-imposed set of constraints aimed at mimicking a computer's internal decision-making process, perec crafted a short work that "simulate[d] the speed and tireless repetitiveness of a computer program by abandoning all forms of punctuation as well as the distinction between upper- and lower-case letters." the result, t ...more
Mohit Parikh
Dec 27, 2015 Mohit Parikh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perec is wicked.
Ümit
Jun 01, 2014 Ümit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, foreign, essay, humour
Acayip eğlenceli bir Perec yaratısı daha. Ve-veya-ise-ancakveancaklarla örülmüş komplike ve matrak bir düzenek. Harika taşlamalar.

Ayrıca basite indirgemek için böyle yazdım çünkü her zaman basite indirgemek gerekir.
Chuck LoPresti
Jan 28, 2013 Chuck LoPresti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A literary sneeze, a good sneeze - the kind that opens your sinuses and snaps you back into a clearer present reality that serves as Perec’s instructions to write as computer is what’s offered here. I've read that Jarry spoke in an affected rhythmic and metallic voice and it's this voice that resonated in my head through the two long breaths that I needed to read this delightful little book. Despite the fact that you'll be served a single long sentence void of punctuation - this is a very easy a ...more
Tom
Jun 22, 2011 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious book written in the form of a computer program: if/then propositions and yes/no statements. A highly recursive narrative that nonetheless tells a story: an employee who spends his entire career trying to get a raise. Imagine Kafka meeting the Marx Brothers and you have a sense of the book's level of absurdity. By taking a simple action--walking into a boss's office to ask for a raise--and breaking it down into its component elements and all of the possible outcomes of each element, Per ...more
Valde García
Jan 18, 2012 Valde García rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hace más de dos meses me tope con “La Cámara Oscura”, de Impredimenta, y pude entrever lo inusual que es Perec. No salí de de la librería con esa colección de sueños (bellamente impresa, cabe destacar) pero sí con la tarea de averiguarle más.

Y aunque no he podido hacerme de “Vida, Instrucciones de uso”, la cual señalan como su obra más famosa, con “El arte…” he tenido una muy buena primera impresión, además de un interés generado por el resto de su trabajo, el cual es celebrado por nombres como
...more
David Chess
Mar 27, 2014 David Chess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful little book. Ultimately probably about the plight of the dehumanized toiler in modern civilization or something, but delightful nonetheless for it.

I will resist the temptation to review it in the breathless unpunctuated run-on style in which it's written, although it would be fun. :)

I've actually read only the (more recent?) David Bellos translation, titled "the art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise" (which I think is a better t
...more
Tosh
Feb 27, 2011 Tosh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Georges Perec is a writer who likes to play. He is also a writer that for one to enjoy has to be willing to go on the drive with him, and he is for sure the driver. Remarkable on many fronts, this book has super anxiety attached to it. The fear of asking money from your boss or head of your station at work is sweat stained existence for many. And Perec plays on those fears in a very playful way. "Everything needs to be simple" is a thought that runs through out this small book, but simple is oft ...more
Emma
Nov 13, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, french
I would really, really love to see the theatre version of this performed sometime, because I got the greatest enjoyment out of this book while reading it aloud to a friend. One, it's much easier to follow that way, but it's also just that much more absurd when narrated out loud. I'm impressed that Perec was able to pull of writing like a computer algorithm and enjoyably so. Probably my favorite phrase was the "circumperabulate the various departments which constitute the whole or part of the org ...more
Eric Uribares
Jan 27, 2016 Eric Uribares rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesante juego: explora todas las combinaciones posibles en una anécdota simple y agota los recursos del lenguaje para una misma historia.
Arzu
Nov 09, 2015 Arzu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: roman
son derece keyifli, ritmik ve sesli okuma isteği uyandıran bi' metin..

eğer "bütünü sefil bir ücret uğruna yaşamınızın en güzel yıllarını heba ettiğiniz konsorsiyumun tümünü ya da bir parçasını oluşturan bütünün servislerinden bazılarını dolaşmak" üzerine çalışan bi' beyaz yakalı iseniz, bi' akşam iki saatinizi ayırıp Perec ile rahatlayın derim..

bi' de sarı sandalye'nin bu metinden serbest uyarlama ile aynı isimle sahnelediği oyuna 65 dakikanızı ayırırsanız, mis..
Agnieszka
Mar 01, 2014 Agnieszka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I should have reviewed it earlier.It missed the boat now.I can only write a postscritum to non-existent review.
********************************************************
It’s useless. All these clever tricks, the whole elaborate plan to entrap my boss in purpose asking him for a pay raise.It now went down the drains.

My firm has declared bankruptcy. Farewell boss,farewell job ,farewell salary increase.In fact farewell salary .
Emily
Feb 21, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written in the 1960s, this short story is still incredibly relevant to today. Undertaken as a sort of experiment (what Perec work isn't, though?) of an algorithm used to ask your boss for a raise, this story is written without punctuation or capitalization which makes it seem, erroneously, like one long sentence. I read this text aloud and at once to make it easier for my brain to digest. Following a handy flow-chart, this reads like a choose-your-own-adventure story, with the ceaseless repetiti ...more
Thomas Gizbert
It reminded me of some of Martin Crimp's plays in its iterative nature, but unlike, say, Fewer Emergencies, which is chiefly concerned with drawing a picture of domesticity to mutilate, this text deals with the workplace and bureaucracy. This made me think about whether bureaucracy and the office are becoming universal, like domesticity and the home, which made me think about Graeber's new book, and shows like The Office, movies like Office Space etc.

But really, this book is just one big inside
...more
Emily Strenk
Feb 18, 2014 Emily Strenk rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
This book was so comical. Written in one long wind-on sentence, this book is difficult to put down because there really is no good place to stop. However, at only 80 pages it is easy to read all in one go. The context of this book revolves around a person's neurotic thinking about all the little things that could happen in regards to asking his boss for a raise. It's a very relatable short story, and I think everyone should read at least some part of it because it points out such a basic human f ...more
Lisa
Sep 06, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Brilliant, absolutely fantastic failure to describe how human beings function on a daily basis. Beginning with a flow chart, showing different options that present themselves to an insignificant employee in an undefined company, the text tries to express in words how we go in circles, checking availabilities and options, trying and retrying to connect to our environment, without any tangible success. It is also wonderful and incredibly funny proof that life as we actually live it cannot be accur ...more
John
Apr 03, 2014 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the problem with geniuses that died too young, is that we're forced to confront their lesser works, often doled out questionable packages. alas, I loved this piece, but it belongs in a collection of short works, not on its own. it's interesting having recently read Bernhard's "Correction" where he goes to great pains to punctuate his run-on sentences [and they really still don't work], to encounter Perec's ease of language [kudos to the translator] which allows him to do the same thing way bette ...more
Brent Hayward
Perec is always fun, to greater or lesser degrees. In this case, lesser. TAOAYBFAR is a very brief 'story', a flow-chart come to life as a single run-on sentence. An experiment, a gag, but a pretty good one. However, I am rather flummoxed by the entitlement of white Europeans in an office setting such as the one depicted within the covers of this book. The main dude spends days circumperambulating his office trying to work up the courage to ask his boss for a raise - not once does he actually do ...more
George
Apr 21, 2015 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 20th-century
Πρώτη φορά μου έτυχε κάτι τέτοιο! Σε λιγότερη από μισή ώρα τελείωσα ένα βιβλίο. Ναι, ήταν μικρό, δεν ήταν όλο κατεβατό αλλά λίγες προτάσεις και μικρά κείμενα σε κάθε σελίδα, ήταν τόσο απίστευτα καλογραμμένο και τρομερά αστείο, αλλά τόσο γρήγορα; Ούτε που το κατάλαβα! Δεν έχω ξαναδιαβάσει τέτοιου είδους βιβλίο, γραμμένο με τέτοιο στιλ...

Ποια είναι η υπόθεση; Ένας υπάλληλος μιας κάποιας εταιρείας πάει στον τμηματάρχη/ανώτερό του για να ζητήσει αύξηση του μισθού του, τι τραβάει γι'αυτή την αύξηση
...more
Lausº
Nov 12, 2012 Lausº rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mientras nuestro protagonista, un héroe anónimo, se da una vuelta por los diferentes sectores cuyo conjunto constituye todo o parte de la organización que lo emplea, explota, utiliza, remunera, en la que desperdicia los mejores años de su vida... etc, etc, etc..... A su lado, vamos recorriendo el organigrama que ilustra la manera de pedirle un aumento a su jefe de sector.

Perec plantea un desafío al lector y a él mismo… como si la lectura no fuera lo suficientemente original y complicada, el aut
...more
Zuberino
"so having weighed the pros and cons you've decided to approach your boss to ask for that well-earned raise in salary but before you schedule the all-important meeting you decide to dip into this handy volume in the hope of finding some valuable tips but instead find a hilarious, mind-bending, farcical account of all the many different things that may or may not happen on the journey to see your boss which uses little punctuation, no capitalisation and certainly no full stops"

the gloss on the ba
...more
Isaac VR
Sep 04, 2011 Isaac VR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi principal problema con Perec es su inmensidad. Las obras son más de lo que aparentan y mezclan en proporciones similares la vanguardia y la calidad artística.
"El arte y la manera de abordar a su jefe para pedirle un aumento" está algo alejada de La Vida:instrucciones de uso (su obra maestra), sin embarergo, no deja de ser una obra hecha para disfrutar en distintas leídas.
"El arte y la manera..." es la forma novelada de un diagrama de flujo (mismo que se presenta en la primera página) que habl
...more
Dionisia
Unlike anything I've ever read. The true title is the art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise. Although the book's cover says something different, this is listed in all its long-winded glory on the title page.

Weird little book. No punctuation. No capitalization. I would recommend stealing away to a comfy, quiet spot to take in this book-length sentence. Let the narrator's anxiety wash all over you. Is the boss in? Is your coworker in a good mood? What
...more
Shane
Aug 13, 2015 Shane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is either an amazing litereary achievement or it isn’t it’s one or t’other but let’s just assume to keep things simple – for we must do our best to keep things simple – that it is a work of art where perec demonstrates a unique ability to think like a computer so far ahead of his time and let’s not forget a marvellous translation by david bellos but what if it isn’t an amazing book in which case you circumperambulate to the beginning of this review and
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 38 39 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Oulipo Compendium
  • The Colors of Infamy
  • With My Dog Eyes
  • Works
  • Anthology of Black Humor
  • A Field Guide to the North American Family
  • Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto
  • Zazie in the Metro
  • Self-Portrait Abroad
  • A Song of Truth and Semblance
  • Borges and the Eternal Orangutans
  • Terra Amata
  • Blues for a Black Cat and Other Stories
  • From the Fatherland with Love
  • Il sole dei morenti
  • 03
  • The Prone Gunman
  • The Public Image
15923
Georges Perec was a highly-regarded French novelist, filmmaker and essayist. He was a member of the Oulipo group. Many of his novels and essays abound with experimental wordplay, lists and attempts at classification, and they are usually tinged with melancholy.

Perec's first novel, Les Choses (Things: A Story of the Sixties) was awarded the Prix Renaudot in 1965.

In 1978, Perec won the prix Médicis
...more
More about Georges Perec...

Share This Book