Baṣri, Meer

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BAṢRI, MEER (1911– ), Iraqi author and economist. Active in Baghdad commercial life, Baṣri published a volume of essays on economics (1948) and two collections of short stories, notably Rijāl wa-Ẓilāl ("Men and Shadows," 1955). Unlike most of Iraq's Jewish writers, Baṣrī did not immigrate to Israel and made no mention of Jews or Judaism in his works of fiction.

[Shmuel Moreh]