This vintage book contains Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev's 1883 collection of poetry, "Poems in Prose", being a translation of what are among the last things written by Tourguéneff. The poems of this collection are varied: some are like studies for the scenes of a novel; others, again, like a conversation, are purely imaginative sketches, whilst some have an autobiographical interest. The poems include: "The Village", "The Old Woman", "A Dialogue", "The Dog", "My Opponent", "An Axiom", "Dost Thou Hearken to the Words of the Fool", "The Beggar", "A Contented Man", "The Destruction of the World", "Mescha", "The Blockhead", "An Oriental Legend", and many more. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818 - 1883) was a Russian playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. "A Sportsman's Sketches" (1852), his first serious publication, constitutes a milestone of Russian Realism. Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.