From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A clerk is a white-collar worker who conducts general office tasks, or a worker who performs similar sales-related tasks in a retail environment. The responsibilities of clerical workers commonly include record keeping, filing, staffing service counters, screening callers, and other administrative tasks.
- The Clerk's Tale, a tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
- Bartleby the Scrivener, a short story by Herman Melville
- Treason of the Clerks, a short book by Julien Benda