My cheese will is made (An Extract from Willem Elsschot's 'Cheese')
The Low Countries - 2007, № 15, pp. 52-54
1933 sees the publication of Willem Elsschot's short novel Cheese (Kaas). His protagonist Laarmans, a clerk working for a port authority, is inveigled into setting up as a dealer in cheese, but comes to grief because the work goes against his abilities and his nature. And so a novel about business becomes in fact a textbook on unsaleability.
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