Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385496988, 736pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2002
Jean Hollander is a poet, teacher, and director of the Writers' Conference at the College of New Jersey.
Robert Hollander, her husband, has been teaching Dante's" Divine Comedy" to Princeton students for forty years, and is the author of a dozen books and more than seventy articles on Dante, Boccaccio, and other Italian authors. He has received many awards, including the gold medal of the city of Florence, in recognition of his work on Dante.
They are at work on their translation of Paradiso," the conclusion of the Divine Comedy."
“The most accessible and the closest to the Italian…with ample commentary easily and unobtrusively available at the end of each Canto.”–Tim Parks, The New Yorker
“The Hollanders…act as latter-day Virgils, guiding us through the Italian text that is printed on the facing page.”–The Economist
“Probably the most finely accomplished and may well prove the most enduring…. The annotation…is crowded with useful insights and bits of information and keeps us abreast of scholarly opinion across the ages.”–R.W.B. Lewis, Los Angeles Times Book Review