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"I was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Paris, France. I have in consequence always preferred living in a moderate climate but it is difficult, in America or even on the continent of Europe, to find a moderate climate and live in it. . ."
- Featured on The American Reader's Bookshelf


"We loved how this book, which revels in gossipy detail about the queer art and performance scene in 80s and 90s NYC, connected dots between past Emily Books like Inferno by Eileen Myles and No More Nice Girls and our more contemporary picks like Imogen Binnie's Nevada. And we loved how inventively Noterdaeme has crafted a love letter to Isengart, New York City, and himself."
- Emily Books

"In whatever medium he works, one senses Noterdaeme's joy in appropriation, a joy which undoubtedly helps to connect and to sustain the artists around him. Noterdaeme, Isengart, Arias, and Arcade (as well as others in their circle) constitute something of a ]League of Homoplagiarists,' each happily lifting each other's lines if not lives."
- David Copenhafer, The Brooklyn Rail


"a lighthearted stylistic journey that prods the autobiographical genre"
- self-interview, 2Paragraphs






"The more I read, the more I succumbed to this impressive work's many charms, chief among them being a peek behind the curtain at the life of a pair of full-time provocateurs and the understated portrait of a one-of-a-kind and enduring romance."
- John Bavoso






"Drawing on the originality, intelligence, and humor of Gertrude Stein, Noterdaeme has created a spirited portrait of two men who are at once insiders and outsiders at a particular moment in the New York art scene."
- Michelle Fost





"When Someone Else Writes Your Memoir"






"Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are Alive and Well and Living in Brooklyn"







Statement of Record | Writer & Artist Registrar: Isengart/Filip Noterdaeme







Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (MHKA) | The Book Lovers Project






American Arcadia
by Filip Noterdaeme




On The New School's Research Radio: "A 21ST-CENTURY ARTIST BORROWING FROM GERTRUDE STEIN"



The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart from Tom Stoelker on Vimeo









The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart
by Filip Noterdaeme
351 pages
$16.00 paperback ISBN 9781937402488
$9.99 ebook ISBN 9781937402518


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