Evans, Mary. Simone de Beauvoir: A Feminist Mandarin. New York: Tavistock, 1985.
From a review:
This is a brilliant study of the texts of Simone de Beauvoir and the contexts in which they are currently being interpreted. Mary Evans reiterates her respect and admiration for the political concerns of Simone de Beauvoir and for her commitment to the exploration of significant contemporary issues. But she reiterates with equal conviction the serious need for critical debate within the community of feminist scholars. Evans has written a book about absences and omissions in the writings of Beauvoir, particularly the omission of “a perception of the ways in which poverty and material hardship structure social relations and social life.”