Game of Thrones, the TV show based on George R. R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, has been a runaway success.

With annotated excerpts from A Song of Ice and Fire now on Poetry Genius courtesy of Harper Voyager UK, Stephen Pringle takes a look at the novels and TV show.

How do poets diss each other? In poetry, of course. This uncollected poem gets at one of the cardinal issues of twentieth century poetry: how it would break away from the formally rigid, overly sentimental Victorians.

Ezra Pound would go on to exert considerable influence over new poetic styles, while his victim, Algernon Charles Swinburne, would fade into relative obscurity.

Gabriel García Márquez, one of the world’s greatest writers and the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and other classics, has died at the age of 87. R.I.P. and much love.

In his memory, we’re annotating his wonderful and touching short story “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World.”