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Cheese Monkeys, the (2001) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

It's 1957, long before computers have replaced the trained eye and skillful hand. Our narrator at State U is determined to major in Art, and after several risible false starts, he ends up by accident in a new class called "Introduction to Graphic Design." Art 127 is taught by the enigmatic Winter Sorbeck, professor and guru (think Gary Cooper crossed with Darth Vader) equal parts genius, seducer, and sadist. Sorbeck is a bitter yet fascinating man whose assignments hurl his charges through a gauntlet of humiliation and heartache, shame and triumph, ego-bashing and enlightenment. Along the way, friendships are made and undone, jealousies simmer, the sexual tango weaves and dips.
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Original title: The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: Cheese Monkeys, the

Cheese Monkeys, the (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Kidd's gifts as a designer are also his gifts as a writer: wit, exquisite taste, high energy, and a mad love for the things of this world. A wild ride through a unique consciousness." George Saunders
  • "An irresistible comic voice that sounds so modern, and so right, even as it re-creates the undergraduate life of the late 1950s." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Retro kitsch. Thoroughly sophomoric." Entertainment Weekly
  • "Thanks to The Cheese Monkeys, Chip Kidd's inimitable genius is no longer limited to visual art. Fans of his groundbreaking and highly inventive graphic designs will recognize the same wit, intelligence, and wry humor at work here in his fiction." Laura Zigman
  • "The first section veers dangerously towards the predictable. Kidd has a way to go before his literary skills equal his artistic genius." Time Out
  • "Chip Kidd has created in Winter Sorbeck and his vaunted course, Art 127, one of the most vivid, expert, hilarious, and stragely gripping accounts of what it means to learn how to see. " David Rakoff
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Cheese Monkeys, the (2001)

ISBN: 0743214927

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