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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Data-Entry Supervisor

It's time for an ambitious new literature of the office

By Alain de Botton
May 31, 2009

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Without quite grasping the extent of our debt, we rely on writers to help explain the world to us. It's they who give us a feel for what it's like to fall in love, who give us words for describing the landscape around us, and who help us interpret the dynamics of our families. Such is their power that we ... (Full article: 1693 words)

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