Winegarten, Renee 1922-

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WINEGARTEN, Renee 1922-

PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1922, in London, England; daughter of Sidney (a sales manager) and Debbe (Tobias) Aarons; married Asher Winegarten (deputy director general of National Farmers Union), March 24, 1946. Education: Girton College, Cambridge, B.A., 1943, M.A., 1945, Ph.D., 1950. Politics: "Liberalism with a small 'l'." Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Theater, travel, gardening.

ADDRESSES: Home—12 Heather Walk, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9TS, England. Agent—Georges Borchardt, Inc., 145 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022.

CAREER: British Foreign Office, London, England, research assistant in Latin American section of research department, 1943-45; Cambridge University, Girton College, Cambridge, England, research scholar and supervisor, 1946-47; Westminster Tutors, London, tutor in French and Spanish, 1947-54; freelance literary critic, beginning 1954.

MEMBER: Society of Authors.


French Lyric Poetry in the Age of Malherbe, Manchester University Press (Manchester, England), 1954.

Writers and Revolution: The Fatal Lure of Action, Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1974.

The Double Life of George Sand, Woman and Writer:A Critical Biography, Basic Books (New York, NY), 1978.

Mme. de Stael, Berg (Dover, NH), 1985.

Simone de Beauvoir: A Critical View, Berg (New York, NY), 1988.

Accursed Politics: Some French Women Writers andPolitical Life, 1715-1850, Ivan R. Dee (Chicago, IL), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Bernard Malamud: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Leslie Field and Joyce Field, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1975; and Reappraisals of Fascism, edited by Henry A. Turner, Jr., Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1975. Contributor to literary and political journals. Member of editorial board, Jewish Quarterly.

SIDELIGHTS: Renee Winegarten once told CA: "My chief interests lie in the fields of French, English, and American writing, and more particularly, in the interrelation of literature and politics."



Library Journal, May 1, 2003, Bob T. Ivey, review of Accursed Politics: Some French Women Writers and Political Life, 1715-1850, p. 114.*