Samuel Cohen


"Finally, an introductory literature anthology that encompasses the diverse voices of the past and the present."

-- Layla Dowlatshahi, Normandale Community College

"For faculty concerned with helping students make meaning of the world and connecting literature to their everyday experiences, this is the book of choice."

-- Lou Ethel Roliston, Bergen Community College

"My students find the selections approachable but also stimulating. I have had great success in tying the themes to students’ lives and enriching their experience of life and literature."

-- Lynn Clarkson, North Shore Community College

"The breadth of writers represented is why I pick this textbook time and time again. It caters to so many of my students’ experiences and backgrounds. As a result, the insights in class are pretty striking."

-- Antonio López, Rutgers University


"Literature: The Human Experience is easy to use, well organized by theme, and inexpensive. The discussion questions are well thought out and the suggested pairings and connections are excellent."
–Karen Ryan, Florida Gulf Coast University

"I like the clear thematic arrangement of Literature: The Human Experience. The text has a nice balance between the canonical and contemporary works, offering so much to students without overwhelming them. The book asks thoughtful questions to help students develop analytical and writing skills—everything I need for an introductory literature text."
–Yixiong Liang, Mohawk Valley Community College

"Literature: The Human Experience is a low-cost, high quality text."
–Jill Rossiter, Lewis-Clark State College

"50 Essays is a comprehensive volume of provocative and timely essays, and this text encourages student discussion, interaction, and lively debate." — Elizabeth Keefe, Gateway Community College

"The particular collection of authors, perspectives, and voices that 50 Essays brings together makes this an essential text for any English Composition course." — Robert DeFrance, Long Beach City College

"50 Essays has been a staple for our 100-level composition course for over 7 years. It allows instructors to individualize their course, while providing appropriate and essential readings for the first-year college student." — Sarah Kirk, University of Alaska Anchorage


Samuel Cohen

Related Titles