Books: Burial Rights

CITY OF THE DEAD

by HERBERT LIEBERMAN 416 pages. Simon & Schuster. $8.95.

People of the squeamish persuasion are a beleaguered lot these days. Their views are anything but chic, and their sensibilities are battered about like straw men each time a new entertainment hurls ever more graphic violence ("Not for the squeamish!") at the public eye and viscera. Perhaps squeamishness lacks defenders because sneering at it is both fashionable and surefire box office.

With the appearance of Novelist Herbert Lieberman's City of the Dead, the faint of stomach are in for yet another assault...

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