An innocent harbor master turns up on the streets of Paris, confused, wounded, and with a bank statement showing someone has deposited 300,000 francs to his account. Upon returning home to his port town in Normandy, he is poisoned to death while he sleeps. Maigret makes his way through the maze of shadowy canals to investigate the dark motives that lead to his death.
In "The Masque of the Red Death" Edgar Allan Poe writes as no one else ever has of creeping, mounting terrors – of the deadly approach of a terrible pendulum, of the awful end of an ancient and noble house, and of the impossible beating of a dead heart.
More than half a century has passed since the mysterious death of the famous actress, inimitable blonde, a living embodiment of the «American Dream» – Marilyn Monroe. But interest to her personality, biography and the circumstances of death does not cease today. Initially imitating the luxurious Jean Harlow Marilyn subsequently became the object of worship from the Hollywood movie actress.
Written in Irv Yalom's inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr. Yalom helps us recognize that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our anxiety. Such recognition is often catalyzed by an «awakening experience»—a dream, or loss (the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or aging. Once we confront our own mortality, Dr. Yalom writes, we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.
"Death Of A Ladies' Man" - один из лучших альбомов Леонарда Коэна: знаменитого канадского поэта, писателя, певца и автора песен.
The graphic novel cycle of Life and Death comes to a conclusion, intersecting with the previous Fire and Stone story cycle to create a massive tale of humanity's confrontation with the galaxy's three greatest terrors! Three women face three extraterrestrial terrors! -Captain Paget must forge an alliance with the bloodthirsty Predators to aid her Colonial Marines against a gathering horde of Aliens. But what if the enemy of her enemy is also her enemy? -Chris has an embryonic Alien Queen growing inside her. She knows this day must end in her death, but is there a way her demise can save her friends? -Angela leads a party trapped aboard a spacecraft controlled by one of the enigmatic, god-like Engineers. The ship is headed for Earth--for home--but arriving there may doom humanity.