THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT:
Mennonite Low German Stories by Jack Thiessen Reworked and Translated by Andreas Schroeder.
Thistledown Press. 1990.
“A cheeky and hilariously tongue-in-cheek introduction to
the Mennonite Low-German story-telling tradition. Though he translated and
reworked these stories for the more rigorous demands of the printed page,
Schroeder has managed to maintain a good deal of their “oral” feel, which at
their most evocative manage to break your heart and at the very least evoke
belly-laughs. Some, like The Devil On The Ship are told with classic
story-telling bravado; others, like Stars in the Sky are quieter, almost
sorrowful, presenting and carrying the full freight of the Mennonites’
historical memory and suffering.” David Reimer, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix