The Land of Smiles single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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A fictionalised episode from the life of Franz Lehár, 'The Land of Smiles,' was inspired by the picture "Scene from Musical Comedy" (1967) by Jack Brack (held by the University of Western Australia art collection, the Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Nedlands, Perth).

[Source: Rosanne Dingli, Gangway 16 (2000)]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Westerly vol. 42 no. 4 Summer 1997 Z589491 1997 periodical issue 1997 pg. 76-80
  • Appears in:
    y Gangway : The On-Line Lit Mag no. 16 June 2000 9522131 2000 periodical issue 2000
  • Appears in:
    y The Bookbinder's Brother and Other Collected Stories Rosanne Dingli , Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2003 Z1845228 2003 selected work short story

    'Rosanne Dingli's stories deal with art, music, and literature, and are intensely concerned with location and atmosphere. They combine diverse meanings of intimacy experienced by a fascinating assortment of characters, at different times, in different places.

    Uneasy familiarity between friends thrown together by a difficult love for one woman, or the bond of siblings, are forms of intimacy that can border on contempt. Artists, musicians and writers can have such similar intense feelings ... or such diverse emotions, about similar situations. Lovers' tenderness can endure because of deep understanding. Betrayal, confusion and joy live side-by-side with disappointment, bewilderment and elation, and always, there is that sense of involvement, of relationship.

    This is an excursion into how close, or how distant, two individuals can feel. Enjoy this special bijou collection of fifteen previously published and awarded stories' (publisher blurb).

    Mitcham : Jacobyte Books , 2003
  • Appears in:
    y Vision or Delusion and Other Stories Rosanne Dingli , Perth : Rosanne Dingli , 2011 Z1845258 2011 selected work short story

    Set in various European historical settings, each of the stories in this collection plays in its own way on the theme of the relation of the individual to the sum-total of human history and geography.

    Perth : Rosanne Dingli , 2011
    pg. 53-66
  • Appears in:
    y The Day of the Bird : Collected Stories Rosanne Dingli , Perth : Rosanne Dingli , 2012 6064769 2012 selected work short story

    'Award-winning literary fiction author Rosanne Dingli follows the success of The Astronomer’s Pig and Counting Churches – The Malta Stories with another volume. Read fourteen atmospheric stories crammed with exotic ingredients and locations, which engage and somehow ring with the familiar and the unexpected. Historical fiction, folkloric tales, and anecdotes linked strongly with their location are this author's favourite forays into storytelling. Each short story or novella has indelible links with the facts that form its base and background' (publisher's blurb).

    The collection comprises all the stories published in Vision or Delusion (2010) and Over and Above (2011) - both out of print.

    Perth : Rosanne Dingli , 2012
    pg. 149-160
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