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Release Date: 15/10/2007
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Ben Borek is an exceptionally talented poet who already demonstrates an impressive command of form. _Donjong Heights_, his debut, is an hilarious novel in verse set in South London, concerning the ill-fated physical and romantic health of its narrator and a Christmas party that goes awry. It is written in Onegin stanzas, after Pushkin. It has been featured on both BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 3 and reviewed widely.
"Equipped with the kind of verbal chutzpah that Paul Muldoon half-inched from Auden, and Auden nabbed from Byron, Ben Borek has a contemporary flow all his own. At one point he protests 'I know that I'm no Martin Amis', but there's something of 'London Fields' in Borek's mix of the demotic and hieratic. This is a truly fantastic, and wholly unexpected, London book."
-- Toby Litt, Time Out