Pelo Vaso Traseiro: Sodomy and Sodomites in Luso-Brazilian History
This volume of collected articles is the first to focus exclusively
on the history of homosexuality in the Portuguese-speaking world.
Of the thirteen studies included, nine make available for the first
time in English the work of eminent Luso-Brazilian historians,
including no less than three by the preeminent researcher in the
field, Professor Luiz Mott of the Federal University of Bahia. Two
others analyze in detail the first novels, "The Baron of
Lavos" in Portugal and "Bom-Crioulo" in Brazil--both
written in the 1890s--that portray a homosexual relationship in a
frankly realistic way. The collection should serve as essential
reading for courses in Portuguese and Brazilian social history.