Gail Hornstein

Gail Hornstein

Gail A. Hornstein is a professor of psychology at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA, and author of To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World, the widely praised biography of pioneering psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. She divides her time between Holyoke and London.

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Books by Gail Hornstein

Agnes's Jacket: A psychologist's search for the meanings of madness

  • £17.00
Only available to customers in the UK. In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other patients have managed to get their stories out, at least in disguised form, and so it continues today.…