Drawing on several sources investigating manhood in general and southern manhood, with its frequently stereotyped inclination to violence and brutality, in particular, the article focuses on the possibility, suggested by Crews, of the re-education of an ill-mannered wife-batterer through woman-inflicted violence, torture, and humiliation. In the novella, Crews compares the ordeal of his protagonist with that of pit bulls, marginalized for their ferocity, but under the right circumstances able to behave as faithful pet animals. The protagonists of his novels are strong and tough males whose main agenda is to display their manhood, to prove to others and themselves that they are real men. There is, nevertheless, a substantial change. The main character, Major Melton, after he repeatedly crosses the border of decency and good manners, undertakes, under the leadership of his wife Nicky, a painful re-education that is made parallel to attempts at the reformation of pit bulls, a dog breed with a bad reputation. During this process, Nicky shows distinctly masculine traits, and at a certain stage of her efforts the gender roles of husband and wife seem to switch. The seemingly uncomplicated moral tale is, however, rendered by a third-person narrator with the object of the re-education as a reflector, who at the beginning challenges the legitimacy of his son, then is turned into a passive victim who is repeatedly brutalized, and at the end, after a short period of happy masochism, reclaims his remedied self. Even though it is far from realistic fiction and close to a biting satire on the southern way of life, its main focus is the serious problem of the changing nature of traditional southern manhood. The southern men in the novella face the uneasy task of adjusting to the era of gender equality without losing their manly status and identity and Crews describes their plight without mercy.
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After thoroughly panning the Gettysburg Address, he moves on to other historical speeches allowing for a bit of time travel , including FDR's Pearl Harbor address. Killam flubs the line and breaks character, which also cracks up "Weekend Update" host Seth Meyers, leading to a bit of improvisation. Killam: You know what date will live in infamy for me? December 8th , , when FDR gave a speech that was so boring-ass. I think I misquoted myself. Meyers: Yeah, I think you did. I was gonna say, that wasn't your best written one. Killam: That was a rough draft. Coulda used a couple of kamikazes after that. It's hard to say what line Killam was supposed to deliver.
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The following text has been transcribed from the 30 September issue. For a while last winter, after my third novel came out, I was getting a lot of angry mail from strangers. What upset them was not the novel — a comedy about a family in crisis — but some impolitic remarks I'd made in the press, and I knew that it was a mistake to send more than bland one-sentence notes in reply.
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