Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
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Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (July 15, 1919 February 8, 1999) was an Anglo-Irish writer and philosopher, best known for her novels, which combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines, usually involving ethical or sexual themes.
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