David Macey

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David Macey (5 October 1949 – 7 October 2011) was an English translator and intellectual historian of the French left. He translated books from French to English, and wrote biographical studies of Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon.


  • The Lives of Michel Foucault, London: Hutchinson, 1993, xxiii+599 pp; New York: Vintage, 1993; new ed., afterw. Stuart Elden, London: Verso, 2019, xxi+613 pp. Publisher.
  • Introduction to The four fundamental concepts of psycho-analysis by Jacques Lacan, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1994.
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory, London: Penguin, 2000.