Marguerite Aucouturier

Marguerite Derrida (née Aucouturier) is a French psychoanalyst and translator. She has translated several books by Melanie Klein, the Morphology of the Folktale by Vladimir Propp and several other works.

Personal Life

Aucouturier was Gustave Aucouturier's daughter (and sister to Michel Aucouturier),[1] one of Derrida's friends at the École normale supérieure. Her family came from a Slavic-speaking background. She met her future husband Jacques Derrida in 1953 in a village in Haute-Savoie. They married on 9 June 1957 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[2]


  • Melanie Klein :
    • Essais de psychanalyse. 1921-1945, Payot, 1984.
    • Deuil et dépression, Payot et Rivages, 2004
    • Psychanalyse d'enfants, Payot et Rivages, 2005
    • Le complexe d'Œdipe, Payot et Rivages, 2006
    • Sur l'enfant, Payot et Rivages, 2012
  • Iouri Ianovski, Les Cavaliers, Paris, Éditions Gallimard, trans. in collaboration with P. Zankiévitch and Elyane Jacquet, reviewed and presented by Louis Aragon, 1957
  • Roman Jakobson, La génération qui a gaspillé ses poètes, Paris, Allia, 2001.
  • Maxim Gorki, Vie de Klim Samguine, 1961
  • Vladimir Propp, Morphologie du conte


  • Benoît Peeters, Benoît (2010). Derrida (in French). Flammarion. ISBN 9782081214071.
  • Benoît Peeters, Trois ans avec Derrida. Les carnets d'un biographe, Paris, Flammarion, 2010, 248 pp.
  • (in English) David Mikics, Who Was Jacques Derrida? An Intellectual Biography, 2009, New Haven, Yale University Press, 288 pp., ISBN 9780300115420


  1. Jean-Claude Polet dir., Patrimoine littéraire européen. Index général, Bruxelles, De Boeck Université, 2000, p. 280 (en ligne).
  2. Peeters, Benoit (2013). "5, A Year in America". Derrida: A Biography. John Wiley & Sons.

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