“A Note on Dedications”

Marty, Martin E.

Context, 1985, # 17

p. 6

“In an article on book acknowledgments and dedications, Joseph Epstein mentions a dissertation writer who, having been disdained and neglected by his dissertation adviser, converted the thesis into a book and faced the issue of how to acknowledge the role [of his advisor] through all his bitterness. Thus: ‘This is the place to acknowledge my dissertation director, Professor Samuel Smith; only he and I know how much he contributed to this work.’”