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Cheese

By: Elsschot, Willem Berg, Sander(Translated by)

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1846884160 / 9781846884160
Paperback
839.3136
20/10/2016
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England
Classics
20 cm xi, 144 pages
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Translated from the Dutch.

When the ambitious but inept clerk Frans Laarmans is offered a job managing an Edam distribution company in Antwerp, he jumps at the chance, despite his professed dislike for cheese in all its forms.

He soon finds himself submerged in a bureaucratic nightmare as his complete incompetence becomes apparent.

Meanwhile, his offices fill up with a seemingly infinite supply of the distinctive red-skinned cheeses, which he has no idea how to sell. Skewering the pomposity of big business while revealing how an entrepreneurial spirit can often be a mask for buffoonery, Willem Elsschot's Cheese combines comedy and pathos in its depiction of a man trying to progress beyond his limited skill set.

As poignant as it is funny, Cheese will appeal to anyone who has suffered the endless indignities of office life.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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