At a glance:
- Author: Frank Chin
- First Published: 1981
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Comedy
- Time of Work: The late 1960’s
- Setting: the Oakland district of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Comedy
- Subjects: 1960's, Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Tradition, Race, Authors or writers, Antiheroes, Boxing, Filmmaking or filmmakers, Chinese Americans
- Locales: United States, Pennsylvania, North America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tam Lum, a Chinese American writer and filmmaker. Tam Lum is a young writer cast loose from his Chinese heritage, displaced from mainstream American culture, and obsessed with creating a unified artistic identity and discovering an appropriate voice and language in which to tell his stories. He is puzzled, cross, mocking, frustrated, isolated, and essentially passive, with a touch of the poet and a gift for telling a story. In the play’s major action, Tam Lum journeys to Pittsburgh to interview Charley Popcorn for a documentary film on...
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