In Players, DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their “ideal” life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. Then Lyle sees a man killed on the floor of the Stock Exchange and becomes involved with the terrorists responsible; Pammy leaves for Maine with a homosexual couple...and still they remain untouched, “players” indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create.

Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renowned today. “The wit, elegance, and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions” (The New York Times Book Review).


  • Players 01 Open
    Duration: 10s
  • Players 02 TheMovie
    Duration: 13min
  • Players 03 Part1 Ch1
    Duration: 18min
  • Players 04 Part1 Ch2
    Duration: 12min
  • Players 05 Part1 Ch3
    Duration: 21min
  • Players 06 Part1 Ch4
    Duration: 10min
  • Players 07 Part1 Ch5
    Duration: 17min
  • Players 08 Part1 Ch6
    Duration: 16min
  • Players 09 Part1 Ch7
    Duration: 10min
  • Players 10 Part1 Ch8
    Duration: 19min
  • Players 11 Part1 Ch9
    Duration: 02min
  • Players 12 Part1 Ch10
    Duration: 03min
  • Players 13 Part2 Ch1
    Duration: 24min
  • Players 14 Part2 Ch2
    Duration: 04min
  • Players 15 Part2 Ch3
    Duration: 18min
  • Players 16 Part2 Ch4
    Duration: 15min
  • Players 17 Part2 Ch5
    Duration: 14min
  • Players 18 Part2 Ch6
    Duration: 21min
  • Players 19 Part2 Ch7
    Duration: 07min
  • Players 20 Part2 Ch8
    Duration: 29min
  • Players 21 Part2 Ch9
    Duration: 29min
  • Players 22 Part2 Ch10
    Duration: 18min
  • Players 23 The Motel
    Duration: 06min
  • Players 24 Credits
    Duration: 25s