Paul Sprachman

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers University

Current projects:

Recent Works:

  1. Translating Rushdie's The Satanic Verses in Iran, Vol. XIV, No. 4, Winter 2003, pp. 810-822
  2. Neither East Nor West: One Woman's Journey through the Islamic Republic of Iran, Book Review, Vo. XIII, No. 4, Winter 2002, pp. 902-905
    The above paper in printable JPEG format.
  3. Choreophobia: Solo Improvised Dance in the Iranian World, Book Review, Vol. XII, No. 2, Summer 2000, pp. 448-453.
  4. Cup of Sin: Selected Poems, Book Review. Vol. XI, No. 4, Winter 2000, pp. 918-921
  5. Memoirs of Prince Hamid Kadjar: Son of the Last Qajar Crown Prince, Book Review, Vol. IX, No. 3, Autumn 1997, pp. 565-569.
  6. Naming Nezami, Vol. III, No. 4, Winter 1992, pp. 759-764
  7. Satirical Book Reviewing, Vol. I, No. 1, Spring 1989, pp. 122-126



    My wife, Susan, and I lived in Ghazni, Afghanistan from 1969 to 1971, in Tehran from 1974-1975, and Isfahan from 1975-1978. We have also traveled extensively in Morocco and India. To see selected pictures from these trips, go to "Years off the Beaten Path". During a trip from Shimla to Leh, I wrote the attached poem. The picture below shows Isaac and Paul on the road. Take a look at other pictures.

    ISAC ZAL (Isaac Zal Sprachman)

    My son, Isaac, is an accomplished metal sculptor, instrument maker, and sound sculptor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit his web site. Isaac's business is 4th State Metals.


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