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Tips en wenken voor wie zijn afdelingschef om opslag wil vragen

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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
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Published 2011 by Arbeiderspers (first published 1968)
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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
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
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
Kathrina
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
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
Ümit
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
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
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
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
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Tosh
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
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
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
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Arzu
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..
David Chess
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
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Agnieszka
I should have reviewed it earlier.It missed the boat now.I can only write a postscritum to non-existent review.
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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
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 G
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
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Emily Strenk
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
John
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
George
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
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Lausº
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
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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
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Isaac VR
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
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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
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Megan
I had to read this book for my English class in University. I wasn't looking forward to it because the way my teacher described it made it sound like a really boring book. But I wasn't dreading it too much since the book only had like 80 pages. When I actually got down to reading it, I was surprised as to how much I actually enjoyed it. This book is a fast, easy read, and is also quite interesting. This ended up being my favourite book I've read for school in quite a few years.

4.3/5 stars.
Shane
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
Sahasranaman M S
This novel uses the functioning of a computer as a literary device, but clearly it was written way before the programming techniques in user presently were invented.

It turned out to be a sad story in the end, which was unexpected given the experimental nature of the work and the generally cheerful and even the hopeful tone used through most of the novel.

But then, what a truly remarkable analogy. He couldn't have picked a better story to tell using this device. 4 stars just for that.
Knut Sigurd
Denne og resten av Oulipou-greiene er nok til at iallfall eg har lyst til å bli god nok i fransk til å kunne lese det i original, sjøl om det ser ut til å vere ideen snarare enn gjennomføringa som er saka her.

Forstår av etterordet at Perec hadde sett seg føre å skrive ein uleseleg tekst. Det har han berre delvis lukkast i, eg kom gjennom med feber i kroppen.
ΠανωςΚ
Στα ελληνικά «Η τέχνη και ο τρόπος να προσεγγίσεις τον προϊστάμενο της υπηρεσίας σου για να ζητήσεις αύξηση», εκδ. Καστανιώτη, μτφ Τούλα Τόλια.

Είναι επιτηδευμένα εξαντλητικό και μη αναγνώσιμο, ένα λογοτεχνικό πείραμα, όχι παράξενο για τον Περέκ. Ωστόσο απολαυστικό.
Πριν καν το διαβάσω, μού κατέβηκε αυτό το περίπου άσχετο http://trollingstone.gr/?q=node/1727
Sara Story
Despite the fact that I have never worked in a cubicle farm, this book was still immensely funny and poignant to the plights of the average office worker. I found myself giggling at Perec's techniques in repetition. The stream of consciousness approach worried me at first, but after getting into the novel I realized that it was the perfect approach. Not only does it accurately portray the inner worries of an employee asking for a raise, it imitates the way we write on computers and the way compu ...more
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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
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