hi there.whats meaning of" overcoming" in this sentence?
and meaning "jazzmen"?
can you tell me gist of paragraph,of what Terkel talking about?
SACKS: Yeah, I know. I think there is a sort of living theater when, you
know, in the clinical life people open themselves, they tell you these
stories of how life has, you know, how a strange sort of neurology has
wounded them, or pushed them in various ways and their responses. But
I think there’s a sort of bad theater, I think it would be awful to portray
people as a sort of freak show. But I think with respect, one can convey
TERKEL: But also to me it’s overcoming. The idea that you overcome. I
don’t mean a sentimental overcome. I mean the fact that you, again, and
that surgery on your right hand, and your left gets to work. You know,
you see, the right hand is the doer, the left hand is the dreamer. Some of
the jazzmen say. And so, the dream! So how to describe you? You’re a
neurologist, yet you know you’re a wonderful writer. But you’re also a
chronicler, and, in fact, there’s a poetic touch. But it can’t be helped—
that’s what you are, and that’s the work you do. And so there is this
artist. His name is Magnani.