Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jan 23 18:35:53 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> A few months ago I scored OED's failure to recognize the broad, non-Marxist
> sense of "alienation."  Here's an "early" ex."
> 1955 in Pauline Kael _I Lost It at the Movies_ (Boston: Little, Brown) 46:
> Alienation, the central theme of modern literature, has, like everything
> else, entered mass culture.

Guessing that's 1965?


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