Definition of epigraph
1 : an engraved inscription
2 : a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme
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The book's epigraphs come from directors Peter Brook and Constantin Stanislavski.
That was always going to be the epigraph, but not the title.
From his student days onward, Sebald was a deep reader of Adorno, and the passage might be an epigraph for all Sebald’s writing.
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Origin and Etymology of epigraph
Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein
First Known Use: 1624See Words from the same year
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