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Adam Harvey’s recitation of a passage from Finnegans Wake is delightful — but also a reminder of how profoundly textual and typographical Joyce’s last masterpiece is. To listen is to have one’s experience of the Wake enriched in so many ways — and, oddly, impoverished in others. This curious animation-with-subtitles of Joyce’s own reading of a section gives us a sense of the complications.