|Born:||31 July 1933, Manhattan, New York City|
|Married:||Jean Haberman (4/23/64); children:
Cornelia Vanness (1/21/68)
Robert B., III (9/11/69)
|Education:||Collegiate School, NYC (grad. 1951);
Princeton University (AB 1955 in French & English);
Columbia University (PhD 1962; Dept. of English & Comp. Lit.; diss. subject: poems of Edwin Muir).
|Honors & Awards:||
*Guggenheim Fellowship, Italy, 9/70‑6/71.
|Employment:||Currently Professor Emeritus in European Literature at Princeton University, Dept. of French and Italian. From 1 July 1975 to 30 June 1978 I served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature, from 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1998 as Chairman of that department. I was promoted to full professor in 1974, to associate professor in 1967. I retired in June 2003.|
Allegory in Dante's "Commedia." Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.
Boccaccio's Two Venuses. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.
Studies in Dante. Ravenna: Longo, 1980.
Il Virgilio dantesco: tragedia nella "Commedia." Tr. by Anna Maria Castellini & Margherita Frankel. Florence: Olschki, 1983.
Boccaccio's Last Fiction: "Il Corbaccio." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.
Dante's Epistle to Cangrande. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
Boccaccio's Dante and the Shaping Force of Satire. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1997.
Dante Alighieri. Rome: Marzorati-Editalia, 2000.
(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Inferno (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2000. (Anchor paperback edition: 2002.)
Dante. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2001. (Paperback reprint, 2015.)
(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Purgatorio (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2003. (Anchor paperback edition: 2004.)
(with Jean Hollander) Dante, Paradiso (a verse translation with commentary by Robert Hollander). Doubleday, 2007. (Anchor paperback edition: 2008.)
The Elements of Grammar in Ninety Minutes. New York: Dover Publications, 2011.