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Harry, Myriam (Shapira, Maria Rosetta)
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Myriam Harry (b. Jerusalem, 1869; Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1958), the pseudonym of Maria Rosette Shapira, was one of the most famous women writers of the beginning of the twentieth century. She wrote more than forty novels, as well as articles and book chapters. She was raised in the multi-religious, cultural and linguistic environment of Jerusalem: Protestantism, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Paganism; German, Hebrew, and Arabic; Orientalism, Zionism, and Western European cultures and ideologies.

Myriam Harry’s mother, Anna Magdalena Rosette Jöckel, w…

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Gilat Brav, “Harry, Myriam (Shapira, Maria Rosetta)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000846>
First published online: 2021

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