For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Ernest Hemingway
Karkov Timeline and Summary
- We see Karkov in Robert Jordan's Gaylord's flashback. After learning some general details about him, we witness a specific conversation between him and Robert Jordan, on a wide variety of subjects – political, literary, and personal.
- On the eve of the Republican assault, we meet Karkov in Gaylord's. He doesn't have a good night. "Dolores" has delivered "news" which is totally false, his mistress wants to have a picnic at the supposedly secret assault, and no report has been received from Robert Jordan.
- Early in the morning of the next day, he saves Andrés and Gomez's butts from the maniacal Comrade Marty, and promises Marty he's going down.