The Physiology Of The Employee

De Balzac, Honore

Publisher Wakefield Press

ISBN 9781939663047

If Honoré de Balzac's 'Treatise on Elegant Living' addressed one crucial pillar of modernity – the "mode" itself, fashion – his 'Physiology of the Employee' examines another equally potent cornerstone to the modern era: bureaucracy, and all of the cogs and wheels of which it is composed. Long before Franz Kafka described the nightmarish metaphysics of office bureaucracy, Balzac had undertaken his own exploration of the dust-laden, stifling environment of the paper-pusher in all of his roles and guises.

160 p, bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English


The Physiology Of The Employee