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Kloster bei Sendomir

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"Kloster bei Sendomir" by Franz Grillparzer is a captivating and haunting tale set in a remote monastery in Poland during the tumultuous time of the Thirty Years' War. The story follows the lives of the monks who reside there, as they grapple with their faith, desires, and the harsh realities of war.

Grillparzer's writing is beautifully descriptive, creating a vivid and atmospheric setting that draws the reader in from the very first page. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, with each monk facing their own internal struggles and moral dilemmas. The tension between duty and desire is palpable throughout the novel, adding depth and nuance to the storytelling.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is its exploration of faith and redemption. As the monks confront the horrors of war and the darkness within themselves, they are forced to confront their beliefs and question the very foundations of their faith. This thematic exploration adds a layer of depth to the narrative, making it both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant.

Overall, "Kloster bei Sendomir" is a powerful and moving read that will linger in the reader's mind long after the final page is turned. With its richly developed characters, evocative setting, and profound exploration of faith and redemption, this novel is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and literary classics.

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Zwei Ritter treffen spät in der Nacht im Kloster von Sendomir ein und bitten dort um Unterschlupf, der ihnen gewährt wird. Von einem Mönch erfahren sie, dass das Kloster erst seit 30 Jahren besteht, und auf Nachfragen erzählt er ihnen die tragische Geschichte des Klostergründers, des Grafen Starschensky.
Franz Grillparzer zählt zu den wichtigsten österreichischen Dramatikern. Er wird auch gerne als der österreichische Nationaldichter bezeichnet. Das Kloster bei Sendomir, erschienen 1828, ist eine von nur zwei Novellen Grillparzers. (Zusammenfassung von Availle)

This is one of only two novellas by Austrian playwright Franz Grillparzer.

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