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PARADOXISM is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive used of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, anti-clichés, deviations of senses, against-the-grain speech, nonsense, paraphrases, paradoxes, semiparadoxes, etc. in creations.



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Paradoxism
by Florentin Smarandache
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A short history on Smarandache's avant-garde literary movement called paradoxism in Romanian, English, Portuguese, French, Spanish. Also, polemics and manifestos on paradoxism, new literary species introduced by the author (paradoxist distichs, dualistic distichs, tautological distichs, etc.), poetry reviews, interviews.
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This photo-album includes about 280 folklore images gathered from Internet or received by-mail. The images are contradictory - in a lower percent (soft paradoxism), or in a higher percent (hard paradoxism).
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Polemics regarding the paradoxism are presented in the first part of this book through literary and social-political essays and interviews. In the second part, you'll see the paradoxism's actuality in today's contemporary society: by cliches, proverbs' deviations, and especially by the quotidian images taken from Internet.
Paradoxism
by Gheorghe Niculescu
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Paradoxism is a fixed idea that comes to mind when your mind is frozen as you move forward.
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This volume includes authorís paradoxist experiments in linguistics from a literary point of view. One devises various methods that deviate and alter the classical form of some linguistic expressions. Eleven linguistic categories are presented (Murphyís laws, the clichÈs, homonyms, tautologies, proverbs, metagrams, translations, definitions, figures of paradoxism, monorhymes, and abbreviations), which afterwards are respectively turned into their corresponding Florentinís laws, clichÈs,...
Paradoxism
by Octavian Blaga; Florentin Smarandache
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This volume gathers a handful of studies, articles and notes from the Romanian press about the writer and scientistFlorentin Smarandache, the literary-artistic movement he initiated (Paradoxism) and one of the theories he developed (Supraluminal Speed); a few messages addressed to him and an illustrated addendum come to outline the scientific, artistic and human landscape in which one of the most prolific, most interesting and appreciated Romanians of the moment moves.
Paradoxism
by Constantin M. Popa
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Paradoxism is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science based on the excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, deviations of meaning, interpretations backwards of clichÈs, nonsense, paradoxes, semiparadoxes in the creations.
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Contributors by country: George Roca (Australia); Octavian Blaga (Belgium); Bernd Hutschenreuther (Germany); Nicolae Rusu (Moldova); Elena Agiu-Neac∫u, V„tuiu Roaua Ion Andru∫a, Virgil Borcan, Adrian Botez, Ana Maria Buzoianu, Eugen Evu, Constantin Manea, Nicolae Nicoar„, Gheorghe Niculescu, Nicolae Nistoroiu, Ion P„tra?cu, Gheorghe S„voiu, Elena Trifan, Ioan Adrian Trifan (Rom‚nia); Charles Ashbacher, Nicholas Narciss, Caytie Ribble,Florentin Smarandache (USA).
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This photo-album includes about 350 folklore images gathered from Internet or received by e-mails. The images are contradictory -- in a lower percentage (soft paradoxism), or in a higher percentage (hard paradoxism).
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by Constantin M. Popa
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In the so complex landscape of postmodernism, the paradoxical movement emerged, whose main promoter is the poetFlorentin Smarandache, as a space of exacerbated critical consciousness that finds its expression in the dislocation of thought and language, practicing the self-denial of literature and openness to another representation of the act of writing.
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Mathegrams are thoughts (meditations in counter-time, leavened ideas) that have settled on their own in geometric and / or algebraic matrices, becoming mathematical-poetic figures, a kind of anticaligrams.
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by Titu Popescu
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In the history of thought and creation, the decisive events, the great and significant moments, the strongly affirmative stages - then the imposition of the optimizing novelties ñ have depended on the name and prestige of a personality. Referring to those, we personalize further on. The examples are extremely numerous, even in our nearest past. When we mention a creation ñ in the largest sense of the term - with the name of the personality who illustrates it most extensively at a given time,...
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Parapedagogy is the science which studies the techniques of instruction and destruction and the de-configuration of personality. It is concerned with non goals, discontents, anti principles, methods and disorganization forms of the education. In the misseducation research other disciplines are involved, such as the inhuman anatomy and psychology (especially the mass brain washing), the anti sociology of education which studies the psycho-asocial-anti-cultural medium and its sad influence over...
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by Titu Popescu
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This book demonstrates that the paradoxical artistic movement founded byFlorentin Smarandache, far from reflecting a moment of crisis of literature, reconstructs it in an original and attractive way.
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,The book has fragments in 8 languages: English
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Being paradoxist in nature, Florentinís Laws are especially deviations, modifications, generalizations, contra-sayings, parodies, or mixtures of the previous Murphyís Laws and Peterís Laws. And also of aphorisms, proverbs, known citations, clichÈs, scientific results (from physics, mathematics, philosophy, ...), etc. Alternatively, collations of opposite ideas - gathered from folklore, from ads, from literature, from familiar speech.
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This photo-album includes about 280 folklore images gathered from Internet or received by-mail. The images are contradictory - in a lower percent (soft paradoxism), or in a higher percent (hard paradoxism).
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In the contemporaneous mess-concept the psychunlogy is the indiscipline that studies and discovers the psychicís fundaments and anti laws. The psychunlogyís fate appears illogically and indifferently from other sciences. Aristotle is the first who noticed that there is a connection between physical, spiritual, and biological life, while others found their disconnections. Although obsessions for research and explanations of the psychic life existed for long time, the psychunlogy became non...
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by Florentin Smarandache
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The poems of this volume based on mathematical algorithms and computer programs break the language clichÈs and twist the readerís mind. Expressions in a proper sense are paradoxically interpreted in an opposite figurative sense.
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A paradoxical photo album of dis-demonization and de-demonization of Desdemona.
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Paradoxism is an international avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, even science, based on the excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, oxymorons, parables, reversals or deviations of meanings, interpretations from figurative to proper, paradoxes, etc. in creation.
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Written in the frame of literary and scientific international movement ñ called paradoxism ñ this textbook is not intended for the use of students in business and finance. The Reproductionís misprocess is the connection which takes place between mankind and nature and during which humans modify the natural objects, and even the nature, in accordance to their societal disgusts. The reproductionís mistype represents the way in which people provide their distress working along their tools in...
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by Gheorghe Niculescu; Florentin Smarandache
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Paradoxist expressions, forms and poems based on linguistic clichÈs and computer programs.
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by Florentin Smarandache
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Paradoxical texts in Romanian, English, German, Russian, French, Korean, and Mathematics.
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The fifteenth anthology on paradoxism (text, photography and video) contains a series of paradoxical images made by the plastic artist Cornel Ging„ra?u (the titles of the photographs belong to the publisher); paradoxical thoughts by Constantin Manea; paradoxical lyrics by Janet Nica and Gheorghe Niculescu; which also signs a paradoxical crossword puzzle; and a paradoxical video of a parrot dancing.
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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 (1983-2010); in the second part, the paradoxism collected from the international folklore in images and paradoxist situations. The Worldwide Paradoxist Folklore presents paradoxist images ofÖ an impossible made possible! The English, French, Spanish/Arabic, and Romanian Folklores are based on confusions between homonimies, on deviations of word or...
Paradoxism
by Florin Vasiliu
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The literature of our century was troubled by numerous currents, movements and literary schools. The appearance of a new colored stone, the paradoxism, into the mozaical decor of contemporary literary puzzle compels an analysis intended to indentify the specific features of movement, the difference in colour and shade against those to be found on the world stage as well as the relationship and conexion with these features, but especially to find the very substance, the paradox, and the forms...
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Founder of Paradoxism, in which he organically connects heterogenic elements from the knowledge fields,Florentin Smarandache proposes a new species of poetry; paradoxist distich is a two-line lyric, in which the two verses are antithetic to each other, but together combine in a whole defining (or making connection with) the title.
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Florentin Smarandache introduced a new poetic species: poems with poems. In this volume, each poem is composed of independent verses. But a subtle connection between the lyrics transcends. The book could be structured differently, like a simple volume of poems in a verse. The volume style is elliptical.
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Florentin Smarandache introduced a new poetic species: poems with poems. In this volume, each poem is composed of independent verses. The lack of verbs (or their paucity) gives the impression of stagnation, of Stopped Time, where Feelings Freeze, or of Painted Poems-Pictures, or Dreamy Drawings.
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The editor uses three mathematical structures, based on linguistic paradoxes, tautologies, and dualities to create three new species of mathematical poem. The Paradoxist Distich is a two-line poem, such that the second one contradicts the first, but together they form a unitary meaning defining the title. In the Tautologic Distich the second line is redundant to the first, but together they deep the emaning. In the Dualistic Distich the second line is, of course, the dualistic of the first. The...
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The current historic Èpoque has as principal central axle the humanityís process of transition from calabanism to fonfoism, which materializes in the class battles between borunacy and propicariat - the process of assertion, underdevelopment and consolidation of nonproduction mode of the newly social in-formation, which represents the actual historic and galactic direction and the necessity of establishing of a New World Disorder. International Fonfoism is a manual of therrory within the...
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A Florentinís Homonym uses homonyms in an upside-down way, entangling grammar and language rules, defying orthography, loving mistakes, employing tongue hindering; ambiguities of words and senses (homonymic clash); or sentences with two or more homonymic forms put together - either as separate homonymic phrase, or as a chain of homonyms; - and, of course, the eternal humor which helps as does the salt in the food.
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A Florentinís Homonym uses homonyms in an upside-down way, entangling grammar and language rules, defying orthography, loving mistakes, employing tongue hindering; ambiguities of words and senses (homonymic clash); or sentences with two or more homonymic forms put together - either as separate homonymic phrase, or as a chain of homonyms; - and, of course, the eternal humor which helps as does the salt in the food.
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The Florentin's ClichÈ are constructed as follows: Changing the figurative language [figure of speech] of a clichÈ to a literal language; Or distorting the clichÈs, making them abnormal, deviating their common sense by simple substitutions of words; Or eliminating some words from a clichÈ, or switching the verbs between assertion and negation, in order to give the clichÈ a surprising new significance; Or considering a chain of (more or less) contradictory clichÈs and putting together with...
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Paradoxism is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive used of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, paraphrases, odds, anti-clichÈs, deviations of senses, parodies of proverbs and aphorisms, against-the-grain speech, upside-down interpretations, nonsense, paradoxes, semiparadoxes in creations. Paradoxism tries to find common parts to apparently uncommon things in any human field.
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The pieces in this volume are the outbreak of a revolt against modern barbarism raised on the scaffold of a destructive political and social conception: communism. The author, who escaped the tyranny of a tyrannical regime a few years ago and transplanted to the freest society on the planet, the United States, gets rid of fear and obsessions by writing a dramatic trilogy.
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Texts, photos, video from 25 contributors from 7 countries.