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The novel has a foreword by an eminent critic and an afterword by the author herself. the author included an afterword about developments in cancer treatment since the book was written
Recent Examples on the Web John Leguizamo wrote the foreword, while Don Cheadle wrote the afterword. Jessica Migala, NBC News, "10 coffee table books about movies, TV and music to shop 2020," 3 Jan. 2020 It was made in 2005, by a historian of the printed word named Elizabeth Eisenstein, in the afterword to The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, an abridged edition of her monumental The Printing Press as an Agent of Change. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, "Our Predictions About the Internet Are Probably Wrong," 10 Dec. 2019 Sciolino reaches the right elegiac note in her afterword. Debra Bruno, Washington Post, "An American writer, seduced by the Seine," 6 Dec. 2019 Your afterword acknowledgments mentions not only Kevin Czap, but also iPad and iPad Pencil. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wonder' Author R.J. Palacio on Making Her Graphic Novel Debut," 30 Sep. 2019 But the book’s afterword reveals an additional dimension, one hinted at but not made entirely explicit in the poems themselves. Troy Jollimore, Washington Post, "Matthew Zapruder’s ‘Father’s Day’ is firmly situated in our political moment," 30 Aug. 2019 An afterword from Waller-Bridge that explores the process of making and writing the series will follow each season’s scripts. Ruth Kinane,, "Fleabag book written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge to be published this fall," 7 Aug. 2019 Next week, though, it will be reprinted by New York Review Books, which specializes in just such off-center titles, accompanied by an afterword by Donna Rifkind, whose biography of Viertel will be published in 2020. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "The Émigré Who Knew Everyone," 16 Jan. 2019 Though there is a forthcoming book which will feature the scripts from seasons 1 and 2, as well as an afterword from Waller-Bridge. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman show version of Fleabag is headed to movie theaters," 28 Aug. 2019

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Afterword.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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: a final section that comes after the main part of a book

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