Series Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography, Volume 12
Author Hinde Haest

Hinde Haest demonstrates that the portraits of the enfant terrible of Dutch literature Gerard Reve (1923-2006) were used not only to promote the sale of his literary works, but that Reve exploited them to create myths about his personal history and background. Haest also unravels the significance of the different objects that surround Reve in many portraits.