Przekłady Literatur Słowiańskich, T. 8, cz. 1 (2017), s. 123-137
This article deals with the relevance of paratexts in translation based on the example of the afterword in the Czech translation of Herta Müller’s novel Herztier [The Land of Green Plums], titled Srdce bestie and written by Radka Denemarková, a writer and translator famous not only in her homeland. Therefore, he analyses the different functions of the afterword, especially as a commentary on the translator’s choices and, consequently,
as an insight into the worldview inscribed into the original language. A particular interest is paid to the translator who, in view of her literary predispositions that are clearly visible not only in the afterword, could be described as the “second author”.