Alpha+ Male, ARTIST, wise philosopher, poet, historian, raconteur, otherwise known as JGD, celebrated in round circles, & squares of 4 equal sides.There are those who would describe me as a polymath, having written several novels, works on ancient history, including a Dictionary of Religion in Ancient Greece, 3 volumes of darkly humorous short stories, and several hundred poems including a group on vegetables and another on prostitutes and courtesans.
Grygor Ralph Waldo Dienski, the well-known philosopher, poet and statesman, has said of Mr Deane:
"Having had the honour and privilege to know the erudite and peculiarly witty J. Greg Deane for many years, and being familiar with each of the works of this learned polymath, I am happy to have the opportunity to commend his range of work with unstinting praise.
"His enthralling novels are all gripping reads because of the sardonic hilarity of its characters and the insightful dialogue that makes this a conversational novel that could easily be transformed into an expressionist drama that would easily surpass any of the plays of Chekhov. It is also a didactic satire that lampoons many of the strictures against thought and speech that have arisen in recent years, or those limiting conventions that have come to be included under the unfortunate label of political correctness. Mr. Deane is a stalwart opponent of these shackles that become increasingly heavy with each year, but they have not silenced him. The heroic flavour of Mr. Deane's insightful satire is captured in the questions he dares to ask, such as "Who was it that said heroism works in contradiction to the voice of mankind, and in contradiction, for a time, to the voice of the great and good?" a question that echoes an American essayist of the early 19th century, but which has even greater pungency in this present age when thought crimes are even worse social aberrations than acts of terror. Mr. Deane has that rare species of manliness that dares to confront the age of darkness and ignorance that dares to ask the question 'in the gloom of our ignorance of what shall be, in the hour when we are deaf to the higher voices, who does not envy those who have seen safely to an end their manful endeavour?'
"There are those, those of limited imagination and lacking in perspicacity, who would regard Mr. Deane's insights as cruel and unsympathetic of the human condition, who would dare to dismiss him as uncaring, who would label him as a destroyer of love. If I may dare to speak for such an inspired genius as Mr. Deane, I would say to such shallow critics, think what you will. Mr. Deane owes you no apology. If you would be edified to a degree of which you are unworthy, immerse yourself in the wisdom and hilarity that this great author that lesser writers like Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer would be happy to emulate if they were fortunate enough to be his contemporary. Or if you prefer, ignore him and so lead a poorer, more wretched life that has been allotted to you." G.R.W.D, December, 2018.