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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

George Melnyk

George Melnyk teaches Canadian studies and film studies at the University of Calgary.

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George Melnyk

A Broken Head

Robotic reveries blur reality and fantasy. July‚ÄďAugust 2009

The Wisdom of Bones

A novel hunts fossils and finds the human heart October 2007
Bone sharp is a 19th-century term used to describe paleontologists. Its use in the title of Edmonton writer and poet Tim Bowling’s third novel is both a descriptor for Charles H. Sternberg (1850–1943), its fossil-hunting protagonist, and a metaphor for the emotional dramas that unfold in the story. Sternberg was an American who searched for dinosaur fossils in Alberta during the early part of the 20th…