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Robert Hollander has taught The Divine Comedy to Princeton students for thirty-nine years. He is the author of a dozen monographs, editions, and translations, and some six dozen articles on Dante, Boccaccio, and other writers. A member of Princeton's Department of Romance Languages and the former chairman of its Department of Comparative Literature, he has received many awards, including the Gold Medal of the city of Florence in recognition of his Dante scholarship. Jean Hollander, his wife, is a poet, teacher, and director of the Writers' Conference at the College of New Jersey.