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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 Readers curious about how plastic recycling works can learn more in a comic strip-style afterword. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 In an afterword, a 77-year-old Walker promises a Volume II. Bo Emerson, ajc, 28 Mar. 2022 The book, Gunther decided, would have three parts: his own narrative, then Johnny’s lightly edited letters and diaries, and an afterword by Frances. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2022 Walker includes an afterword in the book, musing about whether her political activism has accomplished much. Bo Emerson, ajc, 28 Mar. 2022 Frances’s afterword was the most personal and unabashedly emotional of the three parts. Deborah Cohen, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2022 The Hero Initiative edition will also feature a new afterword by Busiek. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2022 Luhan’s memoir Lorenzo in Taos (1932), on which Second Place is based, as the brief afterword explains. Claire Jarvis, The New York Review of Books, 9 Feb. 2022 In his afterword, Butler drives home the central objective of the System: Authenticity is the actor’s duty to her audience. Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of afterword

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of afterword was in 1890

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“Afterword.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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