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John Sturrock, 3 July 1980

Nature and Language 
by Ralf Norrman and Jon Haarberg.
Routledge, 232 pp., £10, May 1980, 0 7100 0453 2
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... them in the face – we were operating the well-known taboo on taboo subjects. Ralf Norrman and Jon Haarberg spend almost half their space assembling references to cucurbits in literature or folklore. Their industry is praiseworthy, they have put in some deft spadework. The dossier they have compiled is impressive and often amusing. Back to Seneca they ...

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