The brand new monty python papperbok
The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok by Graham ChapmanOne of the most original and groundbreaking humor classics of all time, the Papperbok was compiled for Methuen in the early 1970s by the young Monty Python team at the height of their surreal powers and was published on the heels of the improbable success of the Monty Pythons Flying Circus television series.
A surreal delight, the Papperbok was a testing ground for ideas equally as fresh and funny as the Flying Circus material. It is full of colorful and rude illustrations by Terry Gilliam, oddball instruction sheets, cod schoolboy stories about adventure and mischief, misleading horoscopes, informative and thrilling features-such as Hamster: A Warning, The Python Book of Etiquette, and The London Casebook of Detective Ren Descartes-zany competitions, fake editorials, spurious film reviews, and some of the oddest miscellany ever pressed between the pages of a book.
The extraordinary comic genius of Monty Python is on full display in this humor classic, too-long unavailable and now back by popular demand.
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ISBN 13: 9780413319708
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The Pythons' second book was even denser than their first, with even more creative use of graphics, fonts and inserts. There was also a higher percentage of new material including a parody of teen magazines not inspired or adapted from the TV series. Terry Gilliam also created original illustrations. The hardcover version featured a fingerprint-smeared dust jacket, which caused confusion and consternation among both bookbuyers and booksellers, convinced that the fingerprints were real smudges. Alas, for the paperback version released the following year called the "Papperbok" , the loss of the dust jacket meant the loss of the very naughty photo beneath. Naughtiness was of concern to the lawyers for Methuen, as there were real questions whether the publication of Brand New Bok would run afoul of England's obscenity laws. In the opinion of one lawyer contacted by Methuen, it was doubtful that the Bok would be deemed obscene by a jury though he held the view that a magistrate acting on his own might declare it so.
The white dust jacket was printed with some realistic looking smudged fingerprints on the front, leading to several complaints and returned copies from booksellers. These complaints paled in comparison to the fuss created about the cover printed on the actual book. The title of the fake cover was Tits 'n Bums , appearing as a pornographic magazine with a background photo of several intertwined naked women, but purporting to be a church magazine with articles such as "Are you still a verger? As Michael Palin remembered: "Our publisher Geoffrey Strachan told the story of an elderly lady bookseller from Newbury who refused to believe the fingerprints were put there deliberately. The book contained an amalgamation of print-style pieces and material derived from Flying Circus sketches. Examples of the former include an interconnected series of jokes based on figures of speech and an advertisement for the fictional Welsh martial art of Llap Goch, which claims to be able to teach students how to grow taller, stronger, faster, and more deadly in a matter of days. Examples of the latter include Sam Peckinpah's "Salad Days" and the Travel Agent sketch, a collection of stereotypes about annoying tourists and the perils of inter-country air travel.
One of the most original and groundbreaking humor classics of all time, the Papperbok was compiled for Methuen in the early s by the young Monty Python team at the height of their surreal powers and was published on the heels of the improbable success of the Monty Python's Flying Circus television series. A surreal delight, the Papperbok was a testing ground for ideas equally as fresh and funny as the Flying Circus material.