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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
the lunar reference entirely, which he was loathe to do, for while
this would not have affected the passage when read realistically,
its symbolism would have been marred. Yet perhaps too we are
dealing here with two different attitudes toward reality itself —
one, despite an equally strong desire to exploit the real world
symbolically, more respectful of it than the other. To the limits of
symbolic realism there is more than one possible approach.