Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The book is structured in two parts as follows:

- in the first part, the theory of paradoxism through its first six published worldwide

manifestos (1983-2010);

- 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."

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

paradoxism, manifesto, folklore

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