Jorge Ibarguengoitia (2346 words)

During his lifetime, Jorge Ibargüengoitia achieved significant popular success with the reading and theatre-going public. In his plays, novels, short stories and columns he examined his country’s morals and highlighted its idiosyncrasies through a lens of dark humour. Combining complex rhetoric with colloquial language, irony and a deep sensitivity for Mexico’s history and the psychological make-up of his fellow citizens, Ibargüengoitia’s works offer deep insights into the Mexican psyche and culture in a style which is easily recognisable from his trademark use of black humour.

Born in Guanajuato in 1928, Jorge Ibargüengoitia moved to Mexico City at the age of three where he undertook most of his …

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Lange, Charlotte. "Jorge Ibarguengoitia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 July 2017
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