Carla Porta Musa

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Carla Porta Musa
Born 15 March 1902
Como, Lombardy, Italy
Died 10 October 2012
(110 years, 209 days)
Como, Lombardy, Italy
Occupation Supercentenarian, Essayist, Poet
Spouse(s) Giovanni Porta
Children Livia Porta
Parent(s) Enrico Musa
Maria Casella

Carla Porta Musa (15 March 1902 – 10 October 2012) was an Italian supercentenarian, essayist and poet.

Musa was born in Como, Italy, to Maria Casella and Enrico Musa, a well known engineer in Milan. Her passion for books started on her sixth birthday when her father gave her a small library which she shared with her three siblings. She studied in Lausanne, Switzerland, Bushey, United Kingdom, and Paris, France.[1]

She died on 10 October 2012 at Valduce Hospital in Como from pneumonia complications, aged 110 years, 209 days.[2]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Le tre zitelle, 2010
  • Villa Elisabetta, 2008
  • Lasciati prender per mano, 2007
  • La ribelle incatenata, 2005
  • Nel segno di Chiara, 1998
  • Il cielo nel cuore, 1997
  • Il suo cane ciao e altre storie, 1995
  • Le stagioni di Chiara, 1994
  • Il tuo cuore e il mio, 1992
  • Lampi al magnesio, 1991
  • La luna di traverso, 1965
  • Il cortile, 1961
  • Storia di Peter, 1960
  • Girometta e Pampacoca, 1960
  • La breve estate, 1959
  • Liberata, 1958
  • Virginia 1880, 1955
  • Quaderno rosso, 1954
  • Nuovi momenti lirici, 1953
  • Momenti Lirici, 1950 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novaga, Michele (2010-05-17). "Carla Porta Musa, un secolo di scrittura". swissinfo (in Italian). SRG SSR. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Morta Carla Porta Musa". La Provincia di Como. Retrieved 10 October 2012.