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Asia constitutes a favourite territory for Duras' imaginative world, either native Indochina or India of embassies, realm of her mythical character, A. M. Stretter and her lovers' court. Though disrupting realism, M. Duras outlines in her novels a space with a recognizable topography. If Asian geography and topography come close to being a fantasy, Duras' fascination for Asian wilderness, mainly for tropical forest, concurs with whose of other Western writers. Then Duras sketchs out a nature poetics which fits into an utterly polymorphous art of writing. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate how, from the forest and the tree motifs, Duras' space poetics opens onto an ideological speech, concealing a specific fantasized world.