Who was the Harvard student who famously was stunned to realize that he couldn't read all the books in Widener Library
I believe you are referring to Thomas Wolfe who was a graduate student at Harvard, receiving a master's degree in 1922.
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth, by Thomas Wolfe ...
New York, C. Scribner's sons, 1935. p. 150
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