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The paradoxes of sustainability and Michel Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island
Hannes Bergthaller

1 (1): 91–110. Ehrlich, Paul R. 1968. The Population Bomb. New York: Ballantine. Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich 1990. The Population Explosion. New York: Simon and Schuster. Emerich, Monica 2011. The Gospel of Sustainability: Media, Market, and LOHAS. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Foucault, Michel 1984. ‘What Is Enlightenment?’ The Foucault Reader. Ed. Paul Rabinow. New York: Pantheon, 32–50. Houellebecq, Michel 2000 [1998]. Atomized. Trans. Frank Wynne. New York: Vintage. Houellebecq, Michel 2006 [2005]. The Possibility of an Island. Trans. Gavin Bowd

in Literature and sustainability
The Guide to The Painter of Signs
John Thieme

mistaken to see Daisy as a surrogate for Indira Gandhi, when Raman thinks of her as a potent female ruler, reflecting that, ‘In her previous incarnation, she must have been Queen Victoria, or in a still earlier incarnation, Rani Jhansi, the warrior queen of Indian history’ (PS 65),81 there is a hint of such an identification. Earlier in what could be seen as a comic response to Mrs Gandhi’s attempt to curb the population explosion through wholesale vasectomies,82 he has thought that, ‘If she were a despotic queen of ancient days, she would have ordered the sawing off of

in R.K. Narayan