(urth) question about book anatomy

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 08:23:19 PST 2007

On 2007.11.17 09:04:50 -0500, Transentient <transentient at gmail.com> scribbled 0 lines:
> With Pirate Freedom, Wolfe has again placed a favorite quote of his
> right at the beginning. After the acknowledgements, before the page
> with the title on it.
> Can anybody tell me what this component of a book is called? Its not a
> preface, its not a forward...is it an epigram? It's "a quote at the
> beginning of a book..." and I know there is a more specific definition.

How about "epigraph"? <https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Epigraph_%28literature%29>

Walther NRO DUVDEVAN South MD4 Koancho Doom RX- E. Compsec
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