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Celebrate Woman’s History Month At Canio’s Books

Originally Posted: March 19, 2010

Literary critic Fred Volkmer will examine and contrasts two 20th century British authors. (Canio's Books)

Sag Harbor - On Saturday, March 27 at 6 p.m. Canio's Cultural Cafe (290 Main Street, 631-725-4926, www.caniosbooks.com) will celebrate Woman's History Month with an appreciation of the writers Rebecca West and Penelope Fitzgerald. Literary critic Fred Volkmer will examine and contrasts these two 20th century British authors. West, a feminist and renowned intellectual, was a prolific writer all her life. Her works include "The Return of the Soldier" (a 1918 novel about a shell-shocked, amnesiac WWI soldier) and "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon" (about Yugoslavia). In contrast, Fitzgerald embarked on her career at age 60, and won the Booker Prize in 1979 for "Offshore." Her other novels include "The Bookshop" and The Blue Flower."

Volkmer has examined and contrasted the careers and writing styles of many influential woman writers. West and Fitzgerald is his latest appreciation.

This event is free and open to the public.

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