The book is structured in two parts as follows:
- in the first part, the theory of paradoxism through its first six published worldwide
- in the second part, the paradoxism collected from the international (English, French,
Spanish/Arabic, and Romanian) folklore in images and paradoxist situations.
PARADOXISM is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on
excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, anti-clichés, deviations of senses,
against-the-grain speech, nonsense, paraphrases, oxymorons, inversions, digressions, paradoxes,
semiparadoxes, etc. in creations.
It was set up and led by the writer Florentin Smarandache since 1980's, who said: "The goal is to
enlargement of the artistic sphere through non-artistic elements. But especially the counter-time,
counter-sense creation. Also, to experiment."
paradoxism, manifesto, folklore
Smarandache, Florentin. "Paradoxism’s Manifestos and International Folklore." (2010). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/math_fsp/72