Mariano Jose de Lana was one of Spain's finest journalist of the early nineteenth century. I teach a entire half semester on Lana in a course on reform in Spain. Today's students are still interested in the subject of reform and they do, predictably, compare Larra 's recommendations with what they see on their own trips to Spain as well as with similar issues in 21st century United States culture. As a framework for the course, four basic approaches were designed, which were also the topics for a take--home, mid-term exam.
Turner, Thomas C., "FLARR Pages #53: Teaching Larra: Approaches and Student Reactions" (2006). FLARR Pages. 62.