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Noun1.1890s - the decade from 1890 to 18991890s - the decade from 1890 to 1899  
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Even though Source, his latest volume of poetry, makes fewer references than earlier books to AIDS or lovers or participating in gay community events, his work is still very gay; for at heart, Doty is an aesthete, very much derived from the mauve decade of Wilde and Beardsley.
Other books published this year included The Mauve Decade by Thomas Beer, a study of American life in the 1890s; The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant; Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner, the author's first novel; The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, a novel of postwar disillusion that has become an American classic; The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes, poetry; and Topper by Thorne Smith, a novel about a timid soul, Cosmo Topper, and two zany ghosts who befriend him.