GOING FOR A BEER
Selected Short Fictions
By Robert Coover
432 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $26.95.
Robert Coover’s new collection of short stories, “Going for a Beer,” is a mixtape of variations and a fugue on time from a postmodern master. The prismatic repertoire of nearly six decades, it comprises something old, something new, something borrowed and something dark and blue.