‘How Jean Rhys cured my crying jags’

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Publication date: July 1, 2019

Publication: Boundless online

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Tobias McCorkell explains how returning to the the novels of the past helped him find a universality in pain and work his way through depression and anxiety

For the past two years, I’ve suffered from crying jags. As anyone who has ever wept in public knows, this is hugely embarrassing. As a man, this is not only hugely embarrassing, but emasculating as well, for it breaks one of the principle male precepts: real men don’t cry.

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