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Work[ edit ] Often, in his fiction, he took real-life scandals and subjected them to whimsical, sardonic treatment. La ley de Herodes is a collection of short stories, most of which are clearly based on details from his own life.
Like his novels, these stories combine farce, sexual peccadilloes, and humor. Ibarguengoitia was also known for his weekly columns in the Mexico City newspaper Excelsior which have been collected in a half dozen paperback volumes. His novels are also available in paperback. The writer has been quoted as saying he never meant to make anyone laugh, that he thought laughter was useless and a pointless waste of time. He is buried in Antillon Park in Guanajuato where a talavera plaque marks his remains.
In translation, it says simply, "Here lies Jorge Ibarguengoitia in the park of his great-grandfather who fought against the French. Clotilde en su casa, como Un adulterio exquisito Publicada, en Teatro mexicano del siglo XX. Ante varias esfinges El viaje superficial Published in Revista Mexicana de Literatura, junio-septiembre, El atentado. Los buenos manejos Teatro I. Teatro II. Teatro III. Estas ruinas que ves. Las muertas. Short story collections[ edit ] La ley de Herodes y otros cuentos.
Madrid: Aguilar, La casa de usted y otros viajes.
Los Relámpagos de Agosto, mordaz sátira vigente de Jorge Ibargüengoitia
Los relámpagos de agosto
Enciclopedia de la Literatura en México