Fourth International Anthology on Paradoxism (poems, prose)
Infinite Study, 2004 - Anthologies - 297 pages
pARadOXisM is an avant-garde movement in literature, art, philosophy, science, based on excessive use of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, parables, odds, paradoxes in creations.It was set up and led by the writer and mathematician Florentin Smarandache since 1980's and promulgates a counter-time/counter-sense creation.Paradoxism started as an anti-totalitarian protest against a closed society, Romania of 1980's. Why was the movement based on contradictions? because we lived in that society a double life: an official one propagated by the political system, and another one real. In mass-media it was promulgated that our life is wonderful, but in reality our life was miserable. The paradox flourishing!And then we took the creation in derision, in opposite sense, in a syncretic way. Thus the paradox was born.Through paradoxist experiments one brings new literary, artistic, philosophical, or scientific terms, and procedures, methods, or even algorithms.The Fourth International Anthology on Paradoxism includes 125 writers and artists, from 25 countries (Albania, Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, R. Moldova, Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, and Yugoslavia), with literary texts (poetry, prose, letters, essays, comments, translations, folklore) and artworks (collage, drawing) in 13 languages (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Swedish).
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