Abstract: George Perec's work and the oeuvre of Marguerite Duras are two closely related to topographies, which seem to be permeated by “vacuity”, both on the thematic and
the formal level. Does the representation of space, the mise-en-scène of the decor have
to be interpreted as part of what we could call the “writing of absence”, typical of the two writers? Or just the opposite, does the spatial dimension allow another interpretation
of Perec's and Duras' work, respectively? In the present paper, we attempt to answer these questions by analysing the different methods used by the two writers to represent space.