Cheese by Willem Elsschot

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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Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) Paperback 1392 $2.75 $2.97 2010
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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Hardcover 9600 $4.00 $0.25 1998
The Art of the Cheese Plate: Pairings, Recipes, Attitude Hardcover 29685 $35.00 2016
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens Hardcover 32132 $3.88 $1.20 2002
Savor: Entertaining with Charcuterie, Cheese, Spreads & More Hardcover 116813 $16.48 2018
I Don't Share Cheesecake: ...because my life is too good to share with just anybody Paperback 315008 $19.60 2019
Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Level 1) Kindle Edition 1078 2011
[ Mac and Cheese BY Weeks, Sarah ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2010 Paperback 12299483 $302.11
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Picture Puffin) Paperback 108301 $6.19 $2.47 1998
The Stinky Cheese Man 10th Anniversary (Viking Kestrel Picture Books) Hardcover 399218 $45.88 $2.13 2002
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Kindle Edition 35102 2014
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Hardcover 136318 $45.06 $8.14 2014
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Audio CD 1483795 $20.27 $13.56 2014
The Big Fat Surprise Paperback 3549273 $6.00 $11.30 2015
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens Hardcover 1882612 $5.00 $3.29 2005
One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese: Make Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, and Brie-Style Cheeses―Using Nuts, Seeds, and Vegetables Paperback 240235 $17.95 2019
I Don't Share Cheesecake: ...because my life is too good to share with just anybody Kindle Edition 298257 2019
This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home Paperback 48629 $2.49 $14.04 2017
This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home Kindle Edition 220099 2017
WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? for Kids Hardcover 42263 $10.00 $4.54 2003
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Hardcover 2172507 $8.00 $1.99 1993
The Great Cheese Robbery (Pocket Pirates) Paperback 27473 $5.38 $3.59 2018
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller Paperback 21760 $17.99 $17.92 2013
Artisan Vegan Cheese Paperback 6923 $10.94 $3.81 2012
The Mac + Cheese Cookbook: 50 Simple Recipes from Homeroom, America's Favorite Mac and Cheese Restaurant Hardcover 17752 $6.16 $1.98 2013
Draw, Doodle, Use Your Noodle: A Complete-The-Picture Coloring Book (Color-oni & Cheese) Paperback 35910 $6.99 2019
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's Hardcover 239045 $16.24 $14.45 2019
Cheese Hardcover 2441346 $32.42 $1.49 2002
Cheese Kindle Edition 962276 2016
Cheese Paperback 1396800 $89.90 $2.99 2002
Cheese Paperback 1580096 $7.73 $7.47 2016