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Paradoxism's Manifestos and International Folklore

By Smarandache, Florentin

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Title: Paradoxism's Manifestos and International Folklore  
Author: Smarandache, Florentin
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, Paradoxism
Collections: Folklore, Anthropology, Authors Community, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Literature, Language
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Publisher: World Public Library
Member Page: Florentin Smarandache


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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, 1984, 1990, 1998, 2002, and 2010 respectively); - 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, 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."

A) Folkloric Begining. It was in the years 1980’s when the paradoxist movement started. Together with childhood friends (I use their nicknames, since these are more colorfull: Cost, Geonea, Beca, Bigioc, Piciu, Boros, Covrig ăl mijlociu, Cris, Pilă, Chesa, Grasu, Babanu) in the little parks and restaurants of Bălcești – Vâlcea drinking beer and joking. They did not like to read or write!... They all were non-literators {excepting me and Co(n)st(antin) Dincă}. We built a new literary movement without even knowing – in a paradoxical way! We did it by jokes, against-the-grain speech, amusing themselves in that bad time! I had written in Romanian language the volume „Laws of internal composition. Poems with... problems!” (1982) as a preparadoxist volume, published lately. But the First Paradoxist Manifesto in the world of the Paradoxism I published in 1983 in the first edition of my French volume The Sense of the Nonsense (Ed. Artistiques, Fès, Morocco).

Table of Contents
To Paradoxismize (Forward): 4 Paradoxism’s Manifestos (1983-2010): 7 • First Paradoxist Manifesto: 8 • Second Paradoxist Manifesto: 11 • Third Paradoxist Manifesto: 15 • Fourth Paradoxist Manifesto: 18 • Fifth Paradoxist Manifesto: 37 • Sixth Paradoxist Manifesto: 51 Worldwide Paradoxist Folklore: 60 All is possible, the impossible too! French Paradoxist Folklore: 86 Les Perles du BAC 2008 [Pearls of 2008 Baccalaureate] Spanish/Arabic Paradoxist Folklore: 127 Ser fuerte... / .. ما†ھي†القوة [To be strong] Romanian Paradoxist Folklore: 141-155 De ce, tată? [Why, father?]


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