ÔE Kenzaburo. A COLLECTION OF (PREDOMINANTLY) EARLY WORKS BY OE KENZABURO, NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. TWENTY-ONE FIRST EDITIONS, INCLUDING FOUR SIGNED TITLES: 1. ÔE, Kenzaburo. SHISHA NO OGORI. Tokyo, Bungei Shunjû, 1958, First printing, 8vo. Tan boards in printed dustwrapper. A bit foxed and stained in fine dustwrapper. Ôe's first appearance in book form. This volume of very early stories also includes his important stories "SHIIKU" ["The Catch"] and "TANIN NO ASHI" ["SOMEONE ELSE"S FEET"]. "SHISHA NO OGORI" had first appeared in Bungakukai the year before as ÔE's first appearance in print. Later translated as "LAVISH ARE THE DEAD" and published in the Evergreen Review in 1965. 2. ÔE, Kenzaburo. MIRU MAE NI TÔBE. Tokyo, Shinchôsha, 1958. First Printing, 8vo. Red cloth in printed dustwrapper. A selection of short stories, here published in book form for the first time. Shinchôsha obviously rushed these stories into print, capitalizing on young Ôe's celebrity after he won the Akutagawa Prize earlier in the year for SHIIKU. The stories first appeared in 1958 in Shinchô magazine. The title story is usually translated as "LEAP BEFORE YOU LOOK." "FUI NO OSHI" ["UNEXPECTED MUTENESS"], on the vicissitudes of human communication, has been translated into many languages since. A very important collection here in very good or better condition. 3. ÔE, Kenzaburo. WARERA NO JIDAI. NOTRE EPOQUE. Tokyo, Chûô Kôronsha, 1959. First edition of Ôe's second novel, the title of which is usually translated OUR GENERATION. 8vo., softcovers with self-wrappers, in the original slipcase with belly-band. Near fine. 4. ÔE Kenzaburo. KODOKU NA SEINEN NO KYUKA. Tokyo, Shinchôsha, 1960. First Edition., 8vo. Cloth over boards, in printed slipcase. Collection of fiction. Fine. 5. ÔE KENZABURO-SHÛ Tokyo, Chikuma Shobô, 1960, 8vo., First thus. Very early and unusual collection of Ôe stories, published as number 12 in the series SHINSETSU BUNGAKU SÔSHO. Stiff paper covers, in slipcase. Fine. 6. ÔE Kenzaburo. YOOROPPA NO KOE BOKU JISSHIN NO KOE. Tokyo, Asahi Shimbunsha, 1962. 1st edition. Illustrated boards in printed dustwrapper, with bellyband. Fine. The title could be translated as "Europe's Voice and My Own." 7. ÔE, Kenzaburo. SAKEBIGOE. Tokyo, Kôdansha, First Printing, 1963. Black cloth, 8vo., in slip.