First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"…draw[s] conclusions on how art best serves culture." -- Choice
"After more than thirty years of continuing Marxist, feminist, postcolonial and postmodernist demystification of modernism and its critical companion, New Criticism, Leonard Diepeveen's book The Difficulties of Modernism returns to the earliest and most persistent attack voiced against modernist art: its difficulty." -- Vivian Liska, Modern Language Quarterly
"The scope of Diepeveen's book is more than impressive, its stance admirably measured." -- V. Nicholas Lolordo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Contemporary Literature