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The Resource Cheese : a novel, Willem Elsschot ; translated by Sander Berg

Cheese : a novel, Willem Elsschot ; translated by Sander Berg

Label
Cheese : a novel
Title
Cheese
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Willem Elsschot ; translated by Sander Berg
Creator
Contributor
I6RdZu5O9KA
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
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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Summary
The new chief agent in Belgium and Luxembourg for the Edam cheese company, a clerk in Antwerp struggles with his lack of business and selling experience, his dislike of cheese, the rigid class divisions of the 1930s, and his obsession with status
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068938
Cataloging source
SALS
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1882-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elsschot, Willem
Dewey number
839.31362
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vincent, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ambition
Target audience
adult
Label
Cheese : a novel, Willem Elsschot ; translated by Sander Berg
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Kaas. 1933
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059607772
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 144 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846884160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973869894
Label
Cheese : a novel, Willem Elsschot ; translated by Sander Berg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Kaas. 1933
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059607772
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 144 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846884160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973869894

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