(pr"*dks`z'm), n. [paradox + -ism. ca. 1980] An avant-garde movement in literature, art, and philosophy, based on excessive used of antitheses, antinomies, contradictions, oxymorons, and paradoxes. Charles Le (

Paradoxism originated in Romania in the 1980s as a way of protesting against a closed society and a totalitarian regime. It is based on an excessive use of antimonies, antitheses, contradictions, oxymorons, and paradoxes. It was set up and led by the writer Florentin Smarandache in the 1980's, who said: "The goal is the enlargement of the artistic sphere through non-artistic elements".
One example of such a paradox is the two-line poem:
Even if he didn't
He did

A free eBook on "Paradoxism and Postmodernism" can be downloaded from
[Charles Le]


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