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The Bibliography of French Literature

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(1998 to the present day)

The online BLF is co-produced by the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Société d’histoire littéraire de la France, and Classiques Garnier numérique.


More than 150,000 detailed notices from 1998 to the present day have been published, including 17,000 summaries, and 72,000 articles based on analyses of collected works (see the ‘commentary’ section of notices in particular).

The previous years (1997-1979 and 1948-1894) are currently the object of a programme of retrospective conversion which will result in a bibliography of more than 500,000 references.

The online BLF is updated daily, as and when publications are recorded. It is a unique instrument for researchers, teachers, students, and all those seeking to inform themselves on French and Francophone literature or on a writer, theme or period.