Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression
Cover of the first edition
AuthorJacques Derrida
Original titleMal d'Archive: Une Impression Freudienne
SubjectThe Archive
PublisherÉditions Galilée
Publication date
Published in English
Media typePrint

Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (French: Mal d'Archive: Une Impression Freudienne) is a book by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. It was first published in 1995 by Éditions Galilée. An English translation by Eric Prenowitz was published in 1996.[1]


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In Archive Fever, Derrida discusses the nature and function of the archive, particularly in Freudian terms and in light of the death drive. The book also contains discussions of Judaism and Jewish identity and of electronic technology such as e-mail.[2]


  1. ^ Veryard, Richard. "Review of "Jacques Derrida. Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression"". Richard Veryard. Veryard Projects. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ Sampson, Walker. "From My Archives: Derrida's Archive Fever". Walker Sampson. Retrieved 17 April 2017.