By Julia Claiborne Johnson
A glowing debut combining the fascinating pluck of Eloise, the poignant mental quirks of The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You move, Bernadette.
Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years, yet now she’s writing her first booklet in a long time and to make sure well timed of entirety her writer sends an assistant to watch her progress.
When Alice Whitley arrives she’s positioned to paintings as a significant other to Frank, the writer’s eccentric son, who has the wit of Noël Coward, the dresser of a Thirties celebrity, and intensely little in universal along with his fellow fourth-graders. The longer she spends with the Bannings, the extra Alice turns into keen about questions: who's Frank’s father? and may Mimi ever end that book?
Full of numerous only-in-Hollywood moments, Be Frank With Me is a heartwarming tale of a mom and son, and the intrepid younger lady who's pulled into their unforgettable world.
“Julia Claiborne Johnson has struck gold in developing Frank Banning—a different exasperating, witty, and endearing nine-year-old genius who features because the beating middle of this superb book.” —Julie Schumacher, writer of pricey Committee Members
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In opposition to Nyaya-Vaise�ika' s realism and empiricism, Vedanta phi losophers refused to admit the reality of the world of appearance and posited only a transcendental world of spirit . Any apparent multiplicity in perceptual experience was dismissed as illusory , and all diversity or change was explained as a transformation of the energies of the single , universal Brahman. In Kantian terms , Brahman was the "thing-in itself," the ground of phenomenal appearance . If the Nyaya school represented scientific empiricism to European readers , the monistic Ve danta could be nothing other than an Indian version of the idealism of Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte , and Hegel .
W . Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg , that the Pali sources were far from sufficient for understanding Buddhist philosophy and he had stressed the necessity of studying the later S anskrit and Tibetan texts . He was responsible for producing a definitive edition of Nagarjuna ' s Mulamadhyamaka karikas, ! 6 with Candraklrti ' s Prasannapada , from three separate S anskrit versions and one Tibetan translation . La Vallee Poussin had suggested , in his controversial study , Nirva�La ( 1 925) , that genuine B uddhism, which in his estimation did not include Madhyamika, was not inherently nihilistic .
Kantian readers demanded a distinction between noumena and phenomena. PrakJ:ti and puru�a were both noumenal , both ultimately real . khya dualism. The Nyaya was , in their estimation, the Indian version of European empiricist realism, complete with meticu lous analyses of inference and an emphasis on perception as the most valid source of knowledge . The Naiyayikas were portrayed as the con summate logicians of India and as believers in the most extreme kind of metaphysical realism. All of experience was classifiable into discrete categories .