Venezuela: Publishing House Provides Works Online

There is good news for those that are learning Spanish and for fans of literature in Spanish. Thanks to an initiative from the Venezuelan Ministry of Culture, literary works from the publishing house Ayacucho Library [es] is now available online for free. For some months now, bloggers and other literary enthusiasts have been able to access and download a wide array of Hispanic literary works available in .pdf format. Bloggers are pleased with the selection and the fact that it is available for readers.

Departamento de Lengua [es] says:

La editorial venezolana Ayacucho posee uno de los catálogos más interesantes -tanto por la calidad de las obras editadas como por el número de las mismas- de literatura hispanoamericana del mundo. Desde las primitivas tradiciones indígenas hasta las grandes novelas del siglo XX, desde los escritos del Almirante Colón hasta los Comentarios del Inca Garcilazo.

Venezuelan publishing house Ayacucho has one of the most interesting lists –both for its literary quality of published works and for the number of works available– in Hispano-American literature around the world. From ancient indigenous traditions to the greatest novels of the 20th century; from writings by Admiral Columbus to the commentary of the Inca Garcilazo.

Actualidad Literatura [es] remembers how useful the paperback versions of these works were in his education:

A lo largo de los últimos 33 años Biblioteca Ayacucho ha publicado gran parte de los clásicos de la literatura hispanoamericana, y en ediciones de justificado prestigio. Mis profesores de literatura, por ejemplo, las reverenciaban, y yo he de decir que aprendí bastante con las que consulté.

During the last 33 years that Biblioteca Ayacucho has published a large part of the justifiably prestigious classics in Hispanic-American literature. My literature teachers, for example, revered them, and I must say I learned a lot with these books.

Papelón Con Limón [es] gives a list of the Works we can find in this library:

Doctrina del Libertador, de Simón Bolívar; La Vorágine, de José Eustasio Rivera; Cien tradiciones peruanas, de Ricardo Palma; Poesía, de Rubén Darío; Nuestra América, de José Martí; María, de Jorge Isaacs; Cuentos, de Horacio Quiroga.

Simon Bolivar’s doctrine, José Eustasio Rivera’s La Vorágine, Ricardo Palma’s Cien tradiciones peruanas, Rubén Darío’s poetry, José Martí’s Nuestra America, Jorge Isaacs’s María, Horacio Quiroga’s short stories.


  • Laura,
    I am very intereste in this topic. My new book is being translated into Spanish and will be made available free on on my website. Are books through publishing house Ayacucho Library being regulated for content by the Venezuelen Ministry of Culture? My Unsung Psalm: A Spiritual Journey and Memoir begins by seeing God for the first time.

  • Hi K., thanks for your interest! Ayacucho Library tends to publish classics from Latin America… More than a regulation, I bleive they do not publish english writen text, but only works that are modernly classics of Hispanic literature.

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