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The Sunday Times, April 2001
'Exhilarating and disquieting, Barber pays particular attention to eroticism and avant-garde art. A fascinating book.'
About the Author
Stephen Barber's publications include Artaud: The Screaming Body and Caligula: Divine Carnage (Creation Books). The leading English-language expert on Artaud, he has received awards from the Berlin DAAD programme, the Japan Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. He has taught at Sussex Uni and the Uni of Tokyo, and currently divides his time between England, Tokyo and Paris.
Innovative travel writing by award-winning writer Stephen Barber as he guides the reader through the ultimate futuristic city: Tokyo. A cinematic portrayal of the city, from close-up portraits of individual citizens to panoramic descriptions of its vast avenues and immense digital image screens, from day to night, past to present, Tokyo Vertigo is visceral, exhilirating travel writing.