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Stupeur et tremblements-Amélie Nothomb

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stupeur et tremblements, amelie nothomb, essay, summary, resources


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Written in the early 90's when the Japanese reputation for business prowess was at its height, the young Amélie Nothomb began work for a large firm in Tokyo. Overawed by her surroundings and particularly by her new manager, Fubuki, Amélie's idealized preconceptions of what her working life will be like are soon dashed. She recalls her early optimism, the market study which is her undoing and subsequent humiliation as her aspirations are trodden beneath the conventions of the Japanese business environment.

Written in an amusing style, Stupeur et tremblements is an excellent, short novel to introduce students to a more international perspective, appropriate for the business world today. It is also useful to examine a culture which does not bow to western sensibilities.

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