“The God and the Man: A Saga of the Uphrigees”

Title“The God and the Man: A Saga of the Uphrigees”
Year for Search1936
AuthorsIsaacson, Charles
Secondary TitleThe Californian (Pomona, CA)
Volume / Edition3.4
Pagination27-34
Date PublishedSpring 1936
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Satire about the god Zoohm, who creates a eutopia where every person knows how they are to live and do so contentedly without thought. But Zhoom gets bored and asks a brother god for a troublesome human to shake things up. Initially the outsider has no impact, but then Zhoom grants the people the ability to think and act for themselves, and the human manages to start a revolution. Zhoom enjoys the result until the human tries to replace Zhoom, who kills him but quickly regrets his act and destroys Uphrigee.

Holding Institutions

ATL, UC-B

Full Text

1936 Isaacson, Charles D. “The God and the Man: A Saga of the Uphrigees.” The Californian (Pomona, CA) 3.4 (Spring 1936): 27-34. ATL, UC-B

Satire about the god Zoohm, who creates a eutopia where every person knows how they are to live and do so contentedly without thought. But Zhoom gets bored and asks a brother god for a troublesome human to shake things up. Initially the outsider has no impact, but then Zhoom grants the people the ability to think and act for themselves, and the human manages to start a revolution. Zhoom enjoys the result until the human tries to replace Zhoom, who kills him but quickly regrets his act and destroys Uphrigee.