Vital Signs April 1994 Tiger, Tigre: The Perils of Translation By John Lukacs In November 1875, in a gas-lit flat over a rain-soaked street in Tours, a law student sat together with a young Portuguese widow. They were rifling through her letters. She had been a minor actress in Bordeaux and had played at the Haymarket Theatre and elsewhere. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. John Lukacs John Lukacs American historian who has written more than thirty books, including Five Days in London, May 1940 and A New Republic.