Christian Toth (New York)

Advertising Executive Serving New York Clients

About Christian Toth New York

Christian Toth is an account supervisor with Verso Advertising, Inc., in New York. The advertising agency, which works with clients such as Penguin Group, W. W. Norton, and Random House, creates engaging advertising campaigns that have appeared in a variety of media outlets. Prior to his current role, Christian Toth assisted clients as a senior account executive at the same company.

In addition to his role with Verso Advertising, he is a voice artist with Broken Chord/Daniel Baker Sound Design in New York. He edits and narrates academic titles from publishers such as Pearson Education. As a voice artist, he manages all aspects of his freelance business.

In his free time, he enjoys reading books such as The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, Poor Things by Alasdair Gray, and Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert. A music enthusiast, he appreciates the work of iconic figures such as John Coltrane and Nina Simone. He also enjoys live dramatic performances, particularly off-off-Broadway theater. Moreover, he is the treasurer of the Publishers Advertising and Marketing Association.

Dashiell Hammett’s Landmark "Hardboiled" Detective Fiction

Christian Toth is a New York City professional who has served as account supervisor with Verso Advertising, Inc., since 1997. An avid reader, he counts Gustave Flaubert’s Sentimental Education and C. S. Forester’s Lieutenant Hornblower among his favorite books. Christian Toth also enjoys Dashiell Hammett’s landmark work of detective fiction The Maltese Falcon. The 1929 novel, initially published as a serial in the Black Mask, gained enduring fame on the silver screen through the 1941 movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

Innovative for its era, The Maltese Falcon reveled in physical descriptions and extended dialogues that brought the reader into the "hardboiled" action. For many readers, the enduring quality of Hammett’s writing is its urban realism, which depicts a street-level reality that writers before him seldom attempted. In writing the novel, Hammett drew on personal experience as a former private investigator with Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. The California setting was also very familiar to him, as he lived there throughout the 1920s and honed his craft at the San Francisco Public Library. Moving to New York in 1930, Hammett wrote the classic The Thin Man in 1934 before retiring from writing novels altogether.

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