Btw: Re-reading the message with Kinbote's indignant words concerning Shade's play with "Le Grand Peut-Être"("execrable pun, deliberately placed in this epigraphic position to stress lack of respect for Death.") I realized that the "Great Maybe", which I always interpreted as "God", seems to mean "Death" to Kinbote ( it makes no sense to understand his meaning as: "there is no IF concerning death", because he is a Zemblan Catholic and the soul flies on to heaven, or dumps in hell)
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