Pup's Books is a Manhattan-based publishing collective, founded to
promote the writing projects of life-partners Mr. Jan Ewing, aka Boss, and
Mr. William J. Cataldi, aka pup.
(November/December 2021) At the end of the year, we have taken out an ad in the Gay & Lesbian Review, which will serve as an anchor for facebook ads during the period. Whether you visit us as a result of our GLReview ad, facebook referral, or you just happened upon us—welcome. The year has seen many new theater reviews in Ewing Reviewing; new and old work in the pup's writing blog; Ivan VI, Jan's masterpiece; and the publication of Ewing Reviewing 2020. So you can see we've had a busy year. The older download pages still exist, and we encourage you to read some of the best writing we have done over the years on those pages: Pride Literature, for work of special interest to LGBTQ folks; and Sample PDFs, for work of special interest to thinking humans in general. Finally, if we hold your interest long enough, please reward us by purchasing a book or two in Buy Books. Happy Holidays from both of us to you.
(October 2021) This month we celebrate the twenty-seventh year of our extremely useful and productive partnership. We could not be the writers we are individually, if we hadn't had such intense time spent with one another. Like Dante and Beatricia, or Abelard and Heloise, we will truly be known as Boss and pup, inseparable, for hundreds of years after our demise.
(September 2021) Our new "pup's writing" blog has expanded to include several new and previously seen pieces that indicate the breadth and depth of Bill's writing. A brand new piece, On Self and Ego, was the product of Labor Day Weekend, and a lifetime of contemplation.
(July/August 2021) pup has written a new essay, The Contract Book. Additionally, we have created a new blog for pup's unpublished short written work, which you can access here.
(June 2021) During June, the nation celebrates LGBTQ Pride. In that spirit, we encourage you to engage with our Pride Literature page, where you can find samples of our work,
which relate to our experiences as homosexual men.
until 11:59pm (EST), June 7, 2021. For more information, please click this link.
(February 21, 2021) Today we published our annual Ewing Reviewing 2020 with reviews, associate listings, art, and performance information on 59 live and zoom works offered during 2020. In addition, the book features a full spread of pandemic era photographs by DLW Photography NYC of theaters devoid of people. It's a wonderful piece of photojournalism by Dan Lane Williams (click for prints). See sample pages of the photospread at this link. We're excited to offer this document of theater, and informative and entertaining look back on 2020 in New York.
You can explore our work more generally at Sample PDFs.
Want to find out more about us or Pup's Books?
Explore our website for background information, then read what strikes your fancy.
For our theater review work, go to Ewing Reviewing.
To purchase anything, visit Buy Books.
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"Art is like playing with fire. Neither one of us knows how to manipulate the fire without getting burnt.
I come away from writing projects an absolute mess, covered in wounds and scars."
Despite a ray of hope with the success of the Biden transition, the world remains a deeply self-divided, angry place. We look back fondly on an innocent time that never really existed, when Americans pretended at least, that we were all sisters and brothers. We take refuge in art and the humanity art encourages.
Mr. Ewing, a classically trained musician, has directed theater across the country, and has written dozens of books. His pornography, written under the pseudonym Jack Evans, is in the collection of Cornell University. He is presently working as a New York theater critic for Hi! Drama, and currently promotes his magnificent new play, Ivan VI. He is working on the balance of The Red Headed Kid, an autobiographical novel, Parts 1 & 2 of which are now available on Amazon. Part 3 is in the works.
Mr. Cataldi attended Wesleyan University, SUNYAB, and CCNY, but never completed his degree. He studied Humanities and Math. He avidly practices his Christian Taoist religion. Due to Mr. Ewing's influence, he now also writes theater reviews for Hi! Drama. His first book, Sex and God and Other Essays, explores his religion, sexuality, and an assortment of philosophical topics. He has written a play, Love v. Marriage, which he currently promotes. He finds comfort in his blue-collar existence.