From Conversation to Conference
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The Alfred Kazin Centennial Symposium in May 2015 took place with no external funding on a budget totaling less than $200. Despite these overwhelming limitations, this "symposium on a shoestring" proved a rich intellectual experience for all. Its success is a tribute not only to the participants but also to the example of Alfred Kazin himself and his devotion to the life of the mind and the humanistic calling.