Frodo Lives: How The Lord of the Rings Fueled the Counterculture (BBC)

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The Lord of the Rings was not written with rock music, civil rights, and the rise of feminism in mind, yet the novels became a symbol of the booming counterculture of the 1960s.

Jane Ciabattari explores how “Frodo Lives” became the slogan of movements concerned with a world much realer and more confusing than Middle Earth. Read the article here.

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