Winegarten, Renee 1922-
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."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, May 1, 2003, Bob T. Ivey, review of Accursed Politics: Some French Women Writers and Political Life, 1715-1850, p. 114.*