"Rilke: A Life." This biography of the great German poet is informative, especially about Rilke's travels and friends, but doesn't focus enough on his literature or the process by which he produced it. Nevertheless, some information that may be helpful in unraveling his abstruse poems.
"Daniel Kahneman is among the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today. * * * His work has reshaped social psychology, cognitive science, the study of reason and of happiness, and behavioral economics, a field that he and his collaborator Amos Tversky helped to launch. The appearance of Thinking, Fast and Slow is a major event. " (Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology)