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The former cannot limit itself to elaborate allegorizations of the actual material-political world as reality, and the latter cannot simply advocate the transcendence of reality to constitute a different world through imaginative vision.
It's a demand that a mode of fantasy and a rather restrictive genre forsake itself for the psychological comfort of a small segment of its readership, or in some cases that the genre indulge the worst of its elements and allegorizations for that same reason rather than work to find the best of its possibilities.
Indeed, both allegorizations must be seen as reciprocal as, at every level, from letters to the books, a "convers [ation] together in Visionary forms dramatic," each element being itself already such a forma gigantic, "infinite," living fabric (textum) of organized minute particulars (Jerusalem, Plate 98: 28).
In the 16th century the Protestant Reformers mainly wanted to distance themselves from fanciful allegorizations of the days of creation-which is how they regarded Augustine's solution to the problem of the nature of the days.