Marguerite Derrida
Marguerite Aucouturier

7 July 1932
Died21 March 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 87)
Paris, France

Marguerite Derrida (née Aucouturier; 7 July 1932 – 21 March 2020) was a Czech-born French psychoanalyst.[1] She translated many psychoanalytic works into French.


Aucouturier trained as a psychologist at the Paris Psychoanalytic Society,[2] and translated many works by Melanie Klein. She trained in anthropology with André Leroi-Gourhan in the 1960s.[3]

Personal life

Aucutourier was born in Prague on 7 July 1932 to Gustave Aucouturier, a French journalist, and Marie Alferi, a Czech.[4] She married Jacques Derrida on 9 June 1957 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[5] One of their sons is writer Pierre Alféri.[6] She appeared in two documentary films where she talks about life with her husband in Ris-Orangis.[7][8][9][10]

Marguerite Derrida died in Paris on Saturday 21 March 2020 from a COVID-19 infection.[11][12]

Translations into French by Marguerite Aucouturier



  1. ^ "Mort de la psychanalyste et traductrice Marguerite Derrida". Libération (in French). 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ Rapaport, Herman (1994). Between the Sign & the Gaze. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801481338.
  3. ^ Bougnoux, Daniel; Stiegler, Bernard (2014). Pour Jacques Derrida (in French). Bry-sur-Marne: INA.
  4. ^ Breeden, Aurelien (6 April 2020). "Marguerite Derrida, French Psychoanalyst and Translator, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  5. ^ Peeters, Benoit (2013). Derrida: A Biography. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
  6. ^ "Biographie de Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)". Idixa (in French).
  7. ^ "Jacques Derrida, Abstruse Theorist, Dies at 74". New York Times. 10 October 2004.
  8. ^ "Jacques Derrida, le courage de la pensée". Morgane (in French).
  9. ^ "Derrida (2002)". IMDb.
  10. ^ "Jacques Derrida, le courage de la pensée (2014)". IMDb.
  11. ^ "Psychoanalyst Marguerite Derrida, wife of Jacques Derrida dies of coronavirus". 26 March 2020.
  12. ^ "La mort de la psychanalyste Marguerite Derrida" (in French). Le Monde. 25 March 2020.