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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.
When Frans Laarmans, a feckless clerk at an Antwerp shipyard, is offered a job importing Edam cheese from Holland, he meekly accepts, despite his loathing of the product.

His head soon fills with ambition and hope to be accepted by his brother s posh friends. But when the first shipment arrives, he has no idea what to do with the ten thousand red-skinned cheeses, and spends most of his time looking for a pedestal desk for his office instead of selling.

This superb tragicomedy offers a poignant and at the same time humorous account of what happens when a mediocre man gets caught between his ambition and his utter ineptitude.
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Weight 0.454000
Author Elsschot, Willem
Availability IP
Department Literature
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781846884160
Pages 300
Published 21/02/2017
Publisher Alma Books
Section Literature
Size Unfolded 128x198mm
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