[2.7.06] [Andrew Gallix]
THOSE WHO WALK NO LINE
Susan Tomaselli interviews A. Stevens, editor of 3:AM's anthology The Edgier Waters, in her superb Dogmatika:
"Labels can be restricting, but generations need names. In The Edgier Waters works by the New Puritans sit comfortably alongside those of Billy Childish, Steve Aylett alongside the Off-Beat Generation, a term coined by 3:AM Editor-in-Chief Andrew Gallix for the new breed of globally scattered literary upstarts who walk no line. The New Puritans rejected 'show-off' writers like Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie, writers who write for other writers and academics. 3:AM don't have anything as mawkish as a manifesto -- nor do the Off-Beats for that matter -- but you can see why they get along."